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Construction of launch center for new-generation carrier rockets expected to start
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15:51, November 04, 2008

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The acquisition of land for China's (Wenchang) launch center project for new-generation carrier rockets has been essentially completed. Construction is expected to start this month and it will be put into used before 2014, according to the information from the "China's (Wenchang) Launch Center Project for the New-generation Carrier Rockets and Local Economic Development Summit Forum," held on November 3.

In order to meet the needs of launching the new-generation of nontoxic, pollution-free carrier rockets and new spacecraft, China decided to build a new space launch center and a space theme park in Wenchang, Hainan Province in September, 2007, following the approval from the State Council and the Central Military Commission.

It was reported that the Wenchang space launch center will be mainly used for launching earth synchronous orbit satellites, massive polar orbit satellites, large-tonnage space stations, deep-space detection satellites.

By People's Daily Online



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