On which continent is the main spaceport of the European Space Agency located?

in Europe
in Africa
in South America
in Asia
The Guiana Space Centre is a French and European space­port near Kourou in French Guiana since 1968. The location was chosen as it fulfills the two major ge­o­graph­i­cal re­quire­ments of such a site: it is quite close to the equator, so that the spinning earth can impart some extra velocity to the rockets for free when launched east­ward, and it has open sea to the east, so that lower stages of rockets and debris from launch failures cannot fall on human habi­ta­tion­s.

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in Europe
in Africa
in South America
in Asia
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flagFrance
13%
6%
61%
15%
59
flagDenmark
5%
14%
61%
17%
34
flagSpain
10%
16%
60%
13%
30
flagBelgium
20%
4%
58%
16%
24
flagCanada
19%
8%
55%
16%
61
flagAustria
14%
11%
55%
18%
27
flagGermany
16%
8%
51%
22%
192
flagIndia
22%
15%
50%
11%
63
flagthe Netherlands
13%
9%
50%
25%
51
flagNorway
12%
9%
50%
28%
32
flagAustralia
20%
8%
50%
16%
24
flagPoland
20%
11%
49%
18%
12807
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
6%
47%
25%
44
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
12%
45%
23%
402
flagUkraine
5%
22%
44%
16%
18
flagLithuania
31%
0%
43%
25%
16
flagSweden
19%
9%
42%
23%
21
flagthe United States
30%
11%
41%
14%
433
flagItaly
4%
19%
42%
34%
47
flagUnknown
23%
13%
38%
21%
88

Gender

men47%
women45%
in Europe
19%
21%
in Africa
11%
15%
in South America
47%
45%
in Asia
21%
17%

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