Chinese Spaceports

2017 – Chinese Spaceports

In 2017, China continued using its four spaceports for orbital launches: Jiuquan, Taiyuan, Wenchang, and Xichang. The spaceports were involved in a total of 18 launch attempts. Jiuquan and Xichang…

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2016 – Chinese Spaceports

China opened another spaceport in 2016, giving the country ## spaceports with which to conduct space vehicle launch operations: Xichang... China opened another spaceport in 2016, giving the country four…

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2015 – Chinese Spaceports

China’s orbital space launch activities are conducted through three spaceports: Xichang, Jiuquan, and Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centers. Nearly ##% of the country’s 2015 space launches originated from Xichang. A fourth…

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2008 – Chinese Spaceports

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center is China’s largest and oldest spaceport, founded in 1958 with Soviet assistance. Jiuquan has gone through numerous upgrades, and in 2008 launched ## rockets, including Shenzhou…

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2009 – Chinese Spaceports

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, China’s newest spaceport, took place in September 2009. Wenchang is being constructed on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, affording China…

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2010 – Chinese Spaceports

China is continuing construction on its fourth and newest spaceport at Wenchang, on the southern island of Hainan. The Long March 5 rocket will launch exclusively from Wenchang, providing China…

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2011 – Chinese Spaceports

Construction continued at China’s new Wenchang launch facility throughout 2011, and the spaceport’s planned completion date has remained fixed for 2013. Little new information was released regarding Wenchang in 2011.…

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2012 – Chinese Spaceports

China is also in the process of building a new spaceport, the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center (WSLC), on the Chinese island of Hainan, in the South China Sea. It will…

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2013 – Chinese Spaceports

China’s new spaceport is the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, located on the southern Chinese island of Hainan. Building the spaceport on the island offers two advantages over China’s current spaceports.…

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