The Usuda Deep Space Centre was established in Usuda Town, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, in 1984, as an affiliated facility of the former Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).
The Centre sends command operations and receives data from the recent Hayabusa space probe.
The remote location of the Centre was chosen carefully to reduce noise from towns, allowing for the rec...
The Satish Dhawan Space Centre, located in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, in India, is the launch centre for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The centre is roughly 100 kilometres north of Chennai in South India.
Originally the site was called the Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR), and became operational in October 1971.
The facility now consists of two launch pad...
The Uchinoura Space Centre (USC) launches sounding rockets and scientific satellites and manages tracking and data.
An observation deck for launch experiments is open to the public.
The area of USC, 71 ha in total, are mostly hilly. Facilities for launching rockets, telemetry, tracking and command stations for rockets and satellites, and optical observation posts are on site, all ...
Editor's note: Fairly low-res image, and cloud cover obscures much detail.
Additional info (Wikipedia): Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana, some 40 km northwest of the capital Cayenne. The Centre Spatial Guyanais (Guiana Space Centre), where the European Space Agency starts missions, is located outside the town. Kourou was formerly...
Could be on the way back to the vehicle assembly building after having sent Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-121 (july 4th 2006), or STS-114 (july 26th 2005) to space from Kennedy Space Center launch pad 39B.
Established in October 1991,NSPO is the execution organization for the implementation of national space program. The primary mission of NSPO is to fulfill national needs, to establish self-reliant satellite technology, and to conduct world- class space science research and applications. Its vision is to become a topnotch research organization, one of the top space technology countries in Asia, ...
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