Spatial centers

On the map below, you will find all the international space centres.

Xichang Space Center

Xichang Space Center

The Xichang Space Center specializes in launching satellites into geostationary transfer orbit dedicated to telecommunications and meteorology.

Wenchang Space Launch Center

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, 城区晋城市 Shanxi, Chine

Wenchang Launch Base is the fourth spacecraft launch base in the People's Republic of China. It took office on June 25, 2016 with the launch of the first example of the Long March 7 medium launcher.

Wallops Flight Facility

34200 Fulton St, Wallops Island, VA 23337, États-Unis

The Wallops Flight Facility is part of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center facilities. It is located in the state of Virginia on the east coast of the United States.

Vandenberg Space Force Base

747 Nebraska Ave, Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437, États-Unis

Vandenberg Space Force Base is an American military base located in Santa Barbara County halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Uchinoura Space Center

Uchinoura Space Center, 1791-13 Minamikata, Kimotsuki, Préfecture de Kagoshima, Japon

The history of Uchinoura Space Center begins in 1962 when the University of Tokyo decided to set up facilities for its space activities near the town of Uchinoura in Kagoshima prefecture. In the mid-1960s, students from the Institute of Astronautical and Space Sciences (ISAS), from the science department, launched their first powder rockets there.

Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground

VM27+G6 Kalma, North Hamgyong, Corée du Nord

Very little information has filtered on the Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground, also known as Musdan Ri, supposed space center of North Korea. At most, we know that it is a launching base from which the country carries out its missile tests both at short and medium range and at long range.

Tanegashima Space Center

9XH7+Q2 Minamitane, Préfecture de Kagoshima, Japon

The Tanegashima Space Center was built in the wake of the creation of Nasda (National Space Development Agency of Japan), which has since become JAXA, to launch Japanese liquid-fuel rockets. It is located in southern Kagoshima Prefecture, along the southwest coast of Tanegashima Island, and covers an area of ​​9.7 km2.

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, 城区晋城市 Shanxi, Chine

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center is one of China's four spacecraft launch bases and is also used to test ballistic missiles. It is located in the northwest of Shanxi province surrounded by mountains to the east, south and north and the Yellow River to the west.

Sŏhae Satellite Center

Pyongan du Nord, Corée du Nord

Sohae Satellite Launch Base or Tongch'ang-dong Pongdong-ri is a rocket launch base located on the western coast of North Korea in North Pyongan Province.

Shahroud Missile Test Site

CW5R+RM7 Shahrud, Semnan Province, Iran

The city, a historic crossing point between the cities of Tehran and Mashhad, developed rapidly over the centuries. Nowadays, an important military base occupies the south of the town.

Semnan Satellite Launch Center

6WW3+FH3 Semnan, Semnan Province, Iran

The Semnan launch base, located about 200 kilometers east of Tehran, is the main Iranian launch base. It includes two launch complexes used by the Safir and Simorgh light launchers respectively.

Sea-Launch Platform


Before the takeover of the shares held by RSC Energia by S7 Airlines, the Sea-Launch launch facilities were divided into 3 parts: Long-Beach Port, Commander Cruizer and Odyssey Platform.

Satish Dhawan Space Center

Satish Dhawan Space Center

The Satish Dhawan Space Center, also called Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR), is located 100 km north of Madras, in the Bay of Bengal. It covers an area of ​​145 km2.

San Marco Platform

San Marco Platform

San Marco is a joint project between NASA and the University of Rome in the 1960s. Two old converted oil platforms were moored off Kenya not far from Malindi.

Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site

Marshall Islands

Kwajalein Atoll is part of the Marshall Islands located in the North Pacific 3,900 km southwest of Hawaii. It is made up of 97 islands surrounding the largest lagoon in the world covering an area of ​​2,174 km2. The islands together are only 16.4 km2 of land.

Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska


Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation was founded in 1991 with the goal of creating a new high-tech industry for Alaska.

Pacific Missile Range Facility

Waimea, HI 96796, États-Unis

The Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands is a United States Navy base located on the island of Kauai in the Hawaiian archipelago that is used for missile launch testing and launch training. implemented.

Centre Spatial Guyanais

97387 Route de l'Espace, Kourou, Guyane française

From the 1980s, the Guiana Space Center was modernized to cope with the commercial success of the Ariane rocket.

Onenui Station

Onenui Station, Māhia, Nouvelle-Zélande

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 is a commercial spaceport located near Ahuriri Point on the southern tip of the Māhia Peninsula on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. It is owned and operated by private spaceflight company Rocket Lab and supports the company's Electron rocket launches for CubeSat nanosatellites.

Omelek Island

Omelek Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Îles Marshall

Omelek Island is part of Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. It is controlled by the US military under a long-term lease and is part of the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site.

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake

M8P6+RR Ridgecrest, Californie, États-Unis

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake is an air base adjoining Edwards Air Force Base from which several Project Pilot airborne launchers left as part of the NOTS (Naval Ordnance Test Station) program in the 1950s.

Naro Space Center

Naro Space Center, Haban-ro, Bongnae-myeon, District de Goheung, Jeolla du Sud, Corée du Sud

The Naro Space Center is located in Goheung District, on Naro-do Island at the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula. It covers an area of ​​4.95 km2.

Mer de Barents

Skalisty Submarine Base, Gadjievo, Oblast de Mourmansk, Russie

It is not a space center per se but a missile launch activity area for Northern Fleet submarines based in Olenya Bay at Skalisty Naval Base.

Kennedy Space Center

H9F2+67 Titusville, Floride, États-Unis

Kennedy Space Center adjoins Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Often assimilated, they are indeed two different entities and are separated by the Banana River lagoon.

Jiuquan Space Center


The Jiuquan Space Center is China's oldest launch center. It was built from 1958 and is equipped for the preparation of missiles, launchers and satellites.

Israeli Air Force Test Range


The Israeli Air Force Test Range launch site is part of the Israeli Palmachim Air Force Base military complex. It is landlocked between the Mediterranean Sea to the West and Tel Aviv to the South.

Edwards Air Force Base

60 Wolfe Ave, Edwards, CA 93523, États-Unis

It is in fact a military base where the majority of new American planes are tested.

Dombarovsky Air Base

Base de lancement de Dombarovski, Yasny, Orenburgskaya oblast', Russie, 462781

The Dombarovsky launch center is one of the newest Russian cosmodromes since the first launch from this base took place only on July 17, 2006.

Cosmodrome de Vostochny

Cosmodrome de Vostochny, Циолковский, L'oblast d'Amour, Russie

The Vostochny Cosmodrome is a Russian launch base, which is located in the Amur Oblast in southeastern Siberia near the small town of Tsiolkovsky.

Cosmodrome de Svobodny

Космодром Восточный

The Svobodny military base is located in the Svobodnensky district of the Amurskaya region near a railway station of the same name. It covers an area of ​​410 km². From 1968 to 1993, the year of its closure, it was one of the strategic places of Soviet defense where ballistic missiles were deployed.

Cosmodrome de Plesetsk


The Plesetsk Cosmodrome, also known as the “Northern Cosmodrome”, is a Russian launch base located 200 km south of Arkhangelsk.

Cosmodrome de Kapustin Yar

Капу́стин Яр Oblast d'Astrakhan Russie

The Kapustin Yar cosmodrome is located on the edge of the Volga-Akhtuba in the northwest of the Astrakhan region not far from a railway station of the same name.

Cosmodrome de Baïkonour

Cosmodrome de Baïkonour

The Baikonur cosmodrome is the best known of the former Soviet empire. It is from this launch base that Sputnik, Gagarin and the crews of the International Space Station left.

Centro de Laçamento de Alcântara

Alcantara Launch Center, Alcântara - MA, 65250-000, Brésil

Alcântara not far from the city of São Luis is installed on a territory of 6,200 hectares in the middle of the Amazonian forest.

Centre Interarmées d’Essais d’Engins Spéciaux


The Joint Special Equipment Test Center was decided on April 24, 1947 by ministerial decree for the French Air Force. It is located in Colomb-Béchar in Algeria. Two launch sites are built.

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, États-Unis

The Cape Canaveral base includes 2 space centers: the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station managed by the nearby Patrick Space Force Base and the Kennedy Space Center grouping NASA facilities.

Base Aerea de Gando

Base Aerea de Gando

Gando Air Base is a Spanish Air Force base located on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, and adjacent to Gran Canaria Airport to the east of its runways.

Woomera Instrumented Range

Woomera Australie-Méridionale, Australie

Australia is a vast territory of 6.1 million inhabitants forming part of the Commonwealth. On April 1, 1947, the United Kingdom and Australia signed the Long Range Weapons Establishment allowing the creation of a missile test center at Woomera, located 500 km north of Adelaide.