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Soyuz TMA-12 (229) Soyuz Rollout
Soyuz TMA-12 (229)Soyuz Rollout

Space centers dedicated to space-related activities.

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Baikonur Cosmodrome

Soyuz TMA-12 (3) Soyuz Launch
Soyuz TMA-12 (3)Soyuz Launch
45° 55′ 13″ N, 63° 20′ 32″ E

The Baikonur Cosmodrome, also called Tyuratam, is the world’s first and largest operational space launch facility. It is located in the desert steppes of Kazakhstan, about 200 km east of the Aral Sea, north of the Syr Darya River, near Tyuratam…

Guiana Space Centre

Ariane 5 V204 (1)
Ariane 5 V204 (1)
5° 14′ 22″ N, 52° 46′ 6″ W

The Guiana Space Centre or, more commonly, Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) is a French spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. Operational since 1968, it is particularly suitable as a location for a spaceport due to its proximity to the equator, and…

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