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Launch center set for Hainan

CHINA will start construction of a new space launch center in Hainan Province in the near future, according to military sources.

The State Council and the Central Military Commission approved the space launch center at the end of last year. It features high carriage efficiency, high launch capacity, and low launch costs, the sources said.

The new launch center will be in Wenchang City.

The Wenchang Space Launch Center will be designed to launch new-generation rocket-carriers and space vehicles such as geo-synchronous (GEO) satellites, polar-orbiting satellites, space stations and deep-space exploration satellites.

The government has taken ecological protection and tourism into consideration, according to the sources, who declined to give details on the start date of construction and the launch center's budget.

China's space industry began in 1956, when the government published its first plan to develop jet and rocket technology.




 

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