Milky Way Lights up Guiana Spaceport in Stunning Timelapse Video
The Milky Way galaxy glistens over the launchsite of Europe's new heavy-lift rocket in these stunning timelapse videos. The European Space Agency (ESA) recently released a timelapse video capturing the pristine night sky above Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where preparations are underway for the arrival and integration of Europe's latest launcher, Ariane 6. The first component of the rocket has already arrived at the Guiana Space Center: the payload fairing, a 18-foot-wide (5.4 meters), 66-foot-tall (20 m) nose cone that protects the payload during a launch. Engineers at the center are currently working to integrate the fairing with a mockup payload and ready it for a series of tests, according to an ESA statement.