[FPSPACE] Update on Wenchang spaceport
morrisjones at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 3 17:14:00 EST 2013
BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- China's fourth launch center, located in tropical island province of Hainan, will be ready for space launch in two years, said a member of China's top political advisory body.The launch center, which has been under construction since 2009, will be able to launch space station capsules and cargo ships, Zhou Jianping, designer-in-chief of China's manned space program, told Xinhua on Saturday.The carrier rockets to be launched in the Hainan center include Long March-7 and Long March-5, said Zhou, a member of the National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).Construction of the Hainan Space Launch Center, the lowest latitude one in China, started in September 2009 in Wenchang City, on the northeast coast of the tropical island province. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2013-03/03/c_132204156.htm Morris JonesSydney
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