Watching Satellite Launch from Kourou
August 27, 2014 8:26 AM Subscribe
Have you watched a space launch from Kourou in French Guiana? Do you have any tips for someone considering a visit?
posted by gimonca to Travel & Transportation around French Guiana (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For this question, let's assume I'm a member of the general public who's in the general area and might enjoy seeing a liftoff. And, that I might be able to adjust travel plans if there's a good chance of seeing one.
The Ariane website is a little coy
about the possibility of invitations--is it worth asking? Or do invitations only go out to VIPs? There's a little more info on the Guyane Tourism
If you're not an invitee, how much can you see from a distance? Is/was it worth it?
How reliable are the launch schedules you see at various sites? Any speculation that tensions with Russia might cause particular launches to be postponed or cancelled?
General info appreciated, thanks.