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Chinese Spaceports

Year: 2017
Country: China
In 2017, China continued using its ## spaceports for orbital launches. The spaceports were involved in a total of ## launch...
Year: 2016
Country: China
China opened another spaceport in 2016, giving the country ## spaceports with which to conduct space vehicle launch operations: Xichang...
Year: 2015
Country: China
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 launch site, Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, was completed in October 2014...
Year: 2014
Country: China
China is rumored to have completed its newest spaceport, Wenchang Satellite Launch Center. Located on the coast of the southern Chinese island of Hainan, the spaceport will be able to receive large rocket stages transported via ship, avoiding railway tunnels and bridges.
Year: 2013
Country: China
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. As it is located on the coast, China can transport rocket stages to the site via ship and...
Year: 2012
Country: China
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 host the new Long March 5 rocket series, as well as successor vehicles. Construction started on the center in late 2007 and is...
Year: 2011
Country: China
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. Wenchang will be China’s fourth launch facility when it begins operations.
Year: 2010
Country: China
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 with a new heavy-lift rocket. The Long March 5 is expected to make its maiden launch in 2014.
Year: 2009
Country: China
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 its southernmost launch site.
Year: 2008
Country: China, Venezuela
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 7, China’s third manned mission and first Chinese mission to include a spacewalk.

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