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Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« on: 01/08/2012 01:03 pm »
A new thread dedicated the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center where we can have informations, pictures, maps and the history of this Chinese space complex.
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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #1 on: 01/13/2012 03:08 pm »
Some very detailed information here:
http://www.sinodefence.com/facility/jiuquan.asp

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #2 on: 03/27/2014 01:04 pm »
Photos are made in November/December 2013.

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #3 on: 04/02/2014 01:55 pm »
Process of building after September 2013.
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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #4 on: 05/05/2014 08:44 pm »
https://twitter.com/Astro_Wakata

Flew over China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center earlier today.

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #5 on: 11/09/2014 08:28 am »
WorldView-1 photo of Jiuquan facilities made on October 19, 2014.

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #6 on: 09/03/2015 04:25 pm »
WorldView-1 photo of Jiuquan facilities made on August 6, 2015.
GeoEye-1 photo made on July 20, 2015.
Photo of Kuazhou launch pads made by WorldView-3 on October 16, 2014.

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #7 on: 10/22/2018 09:23 am »
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http://russian.news.cn/2018-10/20/c_137547224.htm

По словам директора космодрома Чжан Чжифэня, с момента основания 20 октября 1958 года космодром произвел 110 космических запусков, успешно доставив в космос 145 спутников, 11 космических кораблей и 11 космонавтов.

So Jiuquan had 110 space launches.

We have 107 confirmed orbital launches.
If we count KZ-1 in March 2012 as failed orbital launch, then there will be 108 launches.
Where are two more launches?

One of variants. They did not count KZ-1 launch in 2012, but count three FB-1 suborbital launches.

When Jiuquan had 100th space launch then there was only +1 difference from 99 confirmed orbital launches. Now it is +3 difference.

Opinions?
« Last Edit: 10/22/2018 09:26 am by anik »

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #8 on: 10/26/2018 04:28 pm »
I'm searching for a good map of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

Also, is there any specific designation for the launch area for the orbital solid launchers?

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #9 on: 10/26/2018 05:08 pm »
I'm searching for a good map of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

Also, is there any specific designation for the launch area for the orbital solid launchers?
Western military/intelligence designation is SLS-Ex for area used for all Solid JSLC launches. Example KZ-1A launches are SLS-E1, CZ-11 KZ-11, KT-2 launchers use SLS-E2,  ZQ-1 reportedly is SLS-E3

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #10 on: 10/26/2018 07:17 pm »
Example KZ-1A launches are SLS-E1, CZ-11 KZ-11, KT-2 launchers use SLS-E2,  ZQ-1 reportedly is SLS-E3

Only two launches (KZ-1 in 2012 and 2013) were from so called SLS-E1.

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #11 on: 10/14/2019 10:23 am »
On Sunday, October 13 at 07:17 BJT, Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd. held the ceremony of sending the high-resolution optical satellite Jilin-1 GF-02A / “吉林 一号” 高分 02A / to the Jiuquan cosmodrome.

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #12 on: 10/15/2019 04:29 am »
Some technical information.

"Gaofen 02A star fully inherited the "Jilin-1" satellite mature single machine and technical foundation, equipped with a payload of two coaxial folding anti-optical camera, in 535 kilometers of sun-synchronous orbit, can obtain a full-color resolution better than 0.76 meters, Multispectral resolution is better than 3.1 meters of static push-sweep image, the width is greater than 40 kilometers, the weight of the whole star does not exceed 230 kg, with high resolution, large width, high-speed digital transmission and so on."
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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #13 on: 11/24/2019 11:31 am »
Only two launches (KZ-1 in 2012 and 2013) were from so called SLS-E1.

In October-November there is new construction has began for unknown purpose.
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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #14 on: 11/24/2019 11:37 am »
Also new area for unknown purpose exists since at least end of 2017 to north-west of launch pad.

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #15 on: 12/13/2019 11:28 am »
New facility related to KZ-11 is in construction south-west of existing launch pads since at least 2018.

It was first mentioned here: https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1192019363013881856
« Last Edit: 12/13/2019 11:32 am by anik »

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #16 on: 12/25/2019 08:13 pm »
Commercial suborbital carrier rocket launched in China
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The commercial suborbital carrier rocket Tansuo-1 blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province, Dec. 25, 2019. The commercial suborbital carrier rocket Tansuo-1 developed by a private Chinese company was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China Wednesday. The rocket can serve purposes of meteorological observation, microgravity testing as well as satellite payload experiments. It was the maid flight of the first rocket developed by the company. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #17 on: 06/12/2021 08:43 am »
Short story of Jiuquan's vertical rocket assembly and transport

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #18 on: 06/13/2021 09:44 am »
It looks like the new site for liquid fueled rockets at Jiuquan is to the southwest of the existing LM-2/4 pads?

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #19 on: 07/07/2021 12:18 pm »
Well, what was the source of the 95A and 95B designations for commercial launch pads at Jiuquan?
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