New release: Kourou Space Center for X-Plane

Space centers are those kinds of places where your imagination soars and you get to see amazing giants being pushed out to outter space. Or just fly around in a helicopter!

Kourou Space Center for X-Plane

The good folks over at XPFR have the Kourou Space Center now available for X-Plane, for free.

The place is filled with helipads (8 of them) and the whole space center is very nicely modeled. This is one of those little gems that can help you make X-Plane more interesting, not just because of the landscape but also because you get a special area to fly interesting missions at: parts transportation, astronauts of VIP ferrying, law enforcement, etc..

A piece of advice: do read the manual/readme included as there are a couple of tips there that you might want to know about.

Here’s the official description:

European space gateway, the Guiana Space Center (CSG) is covering a vast zone about 40 km on 10. It is located in South America, mainly on the French Guiana KOUROU and SINNAMARY municipalities. 3 launchpads are in activity for the ARIANE 5, VEGA and SOYOUZ launchers. Works for Ariane 6 launchpads are on their way.

The small airport of Kourou (SOOK) is located nearby the CNES and ESA facilities.

This airport does not have any navaids.

Please, have a visit to the "Iles du Salut". The former French penal colony.

A good place to stay for holidays !!!

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More about this scenery



Terrain type Urban
Helipads Yes
Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them.

Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers.

Sérgio is's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.


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