The Xichang Satellite Launch Center, also known as the Xichang Space Center, is a People's Republic of China space vehicle launch facility approximately 64km northwest of Xichang, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan.The facility became operational in 1984 and is primarily used to launch powerful thrust rockets and geostationary communications and weather satellites. It is notable as the site of Sino-European space cooperation, with the launch of the first of two Double Star scientific satellites in December 2003. Chinese officials have indicated interest in conducting additional international satellite launches from XSLC.In 1996, a fatal accident occurred when the rocket carrying the Intelsat 708 satellite failed on launch from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Also, a 2007 test of an anti-satellite missile occurred from the center.HistoryChina's first manned space programIn order to support the Chinese Project 714 manned space program in the 1960s, the construction of a new space center at Xichang in the Sichuan province was decided, located farther from the Soviet border, thus safer. The Shuguang One spacecraft was expected to be launched from the launch pad number one. After the cancellation of the program the launch pad was never completed. Today a viewing platform for officials has been built at the site.See Satellite Launch Center of Xichang and all Xichang has to offer by arranging your trip with our Xichang journey planner .
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The place is far from city one hour, transport very expensive. Even though, arriving there we were informed that visitation is forbidden for foreigners. Anyway, friends visited the place and said it h... more »
觉得这个地方真的不值得去，120元的门票，只能远远地看一下几个发射塔，还有一个很简单的展览。展馆里面倒是有些真家伙，但是建筑太简陋了。 more »Feel this place is really not worth going, 120 yuan ticket, can only look at a few towers, there is a very simple exhibition. There are some real guys in the pavilion, but the buildings are too shabby.
一直对航天航空什么的不感兴趣，从来没有去过。不过既然到了西昌就一定得去看看西昌卫星发射中心。发射中被山环抱，能亲眼看到发射塔内心还是很震撼的，也学到了很多之前不知道的东西。 more »I've never been interested in aerospace or anything. But since the Xichang must go to see the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Launched by the mountains around, can see the launch tower Heart is still very shocking, but also learned a lot of things before do not know.
They launch rockets and the boosters fall on people's houses because they don't care about the their own people enough to locate to the seashore like CIVILIZED countries do when they launch rockets into space.
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It's not very nice.
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