Internal restructuring
Départements d\'Outre-Mer; Guyane;
Location of affected unit(s)
Kourou, Sinnamary
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Scientific Research And Development
72.19 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering

190 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 June 2023
Employment effect (start)
16 June 2023
Foreseen end date


The Guiana Space Centre (Centre spatial guyanais - CSG) is to shed 190 employees following an agreement signed by the CFE-CGC, FO and UTG (Union des travailleurs guyanais) trade unions, and the management of Arianespace, ArianeGroup and CNES. 

The space centre is suffering the consequences of the suspension of Soyuz launches following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the failure of the first commercial flight of the Vega-C rocket and the cumulative delays of the new Ariane 6 launcher. In 2023, only four flights are expected to leave the centre, compared with a dozen in normal times.

CNES currently has just under 1,600 employees.  



Eurofound (2023), Centre Spatial Guyanais, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 109199, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/109199.