Young Space Professionals Visit Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou

Two groups of 25 young space professionals have visited the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) in Kourou in late October and early November, as part of the professional development activities offered by the Young ESA association of employees of the European Space Agency. The groups included a number of alumni from the Master of Space Studies (MSS) and Space Studies Program (SSP) from the International Space University (ISU). They met with local employees, attended briefings by the Spaceport’s management and visited the modern facilities where spacecraft and launch vehicles are processed prior to launch, as well as the Ariane 6 launch complex construction site, the ESA Diane ground station and the Jupiter mission control center.