Monday, October 16, 2006

Europe's Spaceport

Photo: ESA
The European Space Agency (ESA) is one of my favorite news groups that I receive notices on. I thought I'd explain a little more about the agency because the aspect I find most interesting is the space port they have established in the northeast of South America in French Guiana, an overseas department of France. In detail, this is an excellent decision to put launch pads on the edge of the Amazon. Without those details many are left wondering why.

The ESA's website has a great, detailed explanation on their projects and people. French Guiana is located almost on the equator which reduces fuel during liftoff and provides a prime orbit for their payloads. So, be sure to check out (ESA's) Europe's Spaceport

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