Cité de l'espace

At the foot of the Ariane 5 rocket

53 meters high!

Ready for takeoff

The Vulcain engine propels it to 40,000 km/h in a few minutes, or 11km/second!

Ariane 5 weighs nearly 750 tons at the moment of takeoff, or 1/10 of the Eiffel Tower!

Approchez de très près les satellites

XMM, ERS, and SOHO are true "servants of humanity", examining space and the Earth for us.

Discover the very first artificial satellite Sputnik, whose famous beeping was heard on airwaves around the world!

  • Life-size satellitesXMM, ERS, and SOHO are true "servants of humanity", examining space and the Earth for us.

  • The famous SputnikDiscover the very first artificial satellite Sputnik, whose famous beeping was heard on airwaves around the world!