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Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« on: 12/12/2006 05:47 pm »
Has anyone found it on Google Earth?
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #1 on: 12/12/2006 06:23 pm »
The satellite launch site is reportedly at 38.8 N, 115.0 E, according to: http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/world/china/taiyuan.htm

There is a lot of confusion about the precise location - probably
not by accident!

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #2 on: 12/12/2006 07:07 pm »
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edkyle99 - 12/12/2006  1:06 PM

The satellite launch site is reportedly at 38.8 N, 115.0 E, according to: http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/world/china/taiyuan.htm

There is a lot of confusion about the precise location - probably
not by accident!

 - Ed Kyle

Another possibility is 39 16 57 N, 111 33 20 E, hinted at by: http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/1193/taiyuan-space-launch-center

Only low-res images at google on these coordinates.  I have yet to
see it myself.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #4 on: 12/12/2006 08:56 pm »
Thanks Anik!

Wow.  I was waaaaay off!   (And so were the various analyst web sites)

Wuzhai city, which was the name used by the CIA, etc., is at 38.91 N, 111.83 E.  Many km east.

A massive horizontal hanger is at 38.809 N, 111.611 E.  A rail spur leads from the hanger to a couple of unloading sites, one of which is connected to the main launch pad by road.  Another set of rail-served buildings that might be for payload processing are at:  38.809 n, 111.624e.  There is a fancy-looking building that might be someone's headquarters at 38.809 n, 111.619e.  There are other launch pads in the area, and what may be missile silos several km north (follow the heavy-duty roads).

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #5 on: 12/12/2006 09:50 pm »
Ok, I was looking around 37.5N 112.6E... I was 165 km away. Thanks.
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #6 on: 10/12/2011 03:56 pm »
Just wondering whether anyone has the location of Launch Pad 9 at Taiyuan (the second pad to be used for orbital launches)?   It is apparently to the north of Pad 7 which is at 31.1432 deg N, 111.9674 deg E.
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #7 on: 10/12/2011 04:12 pm »
You mean this one?

38°51'47.26"N
111°35'22.44"E

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #8 on: 10/12/2011 08:45 pm »
Just wondering whether anyone has the location of Launch Pad 9 at Taiyuan (the second pad to be used for orbital launches)?   It is apparently to the north of Pad 7 which is at 31.1432 deg N, 111.9674 deg E.

I have the first pad at:  38.849 N, 111.608 E

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=38.849+N,+111.608+E&ie=UTF8&z=16&ll=38.849434,111.608005&spn=0.00747,0.021629&t=k&om=1&iwloc=addr

The second pad, as mentioned, is at 38.863428 N, 111.589004 E

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=38.863428+N,+111.589004+E&sll=38.863428,111.589004&sspn=0.003926,0.010632&ie=UTF8&t=k&g=38.863428+N,+111.589004+E&ll=38.86342,111.589315&spn=0.003926,0.010632&z=17&iwloc=addr

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #9 on: 10/12/2011 08:56 pm »
By the way, is there any info on the third orbital pad?

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #11 on: 10/13/2011 08:07 am »
By the way, is there any info on the third orbital pad?
Launch pad for KT-1:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.836908,111.605891&hl=en&ll=38.837443,111.605902&spn=0.006042,0.009602&sll=38.86342,111.589315&sspn=0.003926,0.010632&num=1&t=k&vpsrc=6&z=17

Humm, don't this is the one. I remember a few months ago we talk about the construction of a new pad at Taiyuan. Or maybe they are modifying the KT pad?

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #12 on: 10/13/2011 08:45 am »
By the way, is there any info on the third orbital pad?
Launch pad for KT-1:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.836908,111.605891&hl=en&ll=38.837443,111.605902&spn=0.006042,0.009602&sll=38.86342,111.589315&sspn=0.003926,0.010632&num=1&t=k&vpsrc=6&z=17

Humm, don't this is the one. I remember a few months ago we talk about the construction of a new pad at Taiyuan. Or maybe they are modifying the KT pad?

You mean the site at 38.872976N , 111.59513E (just north of TY LC-9)? Newest satellite photos show a building (could be a satellite / rocket preparation area, or even offices) constructed on the site, so the construction we saw is not for a launch pad. I am unaware of any Chinese article that discuss (or even hint at) plans for a third orbital launch pad.
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #13 on: 10/13/2011 10:33 am »
By the way, is there any info on the third orbital pad?
Launch pad for KT-1:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.836908,111.605891&hl=en&ll=38.837443,111.605902&spn=0.006042,0.009602&sll=38.86342,111.589315&sspn=0.003926,0.010632&num=1&t=k&vpsrc=6&z=17

Humm, don't this is the one. I remember a few months ago we talk about the construction of a new pad at Taiyuan. Or maybe they are modifying the KT pad?

You mean the site at 38.872976N , 111.59513E (just north of TY LC-9)? Newest satellite photos show a building (could be a satellite / rocket preparation area, or even offices) constructed on the site, so the construction we saw is not for a launch pad. I am unaware of any Chinese article that discuss (or even hint at) plans for a third orbital launch pad.

Ok! Copy that! Thanks!

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #14 on: 10/13/2011 04:45 pm »
Thank you all for your replies - I wonder where I got the wrong location for Pad 7 from ...........
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #15 on: 10/13/2011 06:11 pm »

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #16 on: 01/08/2012 01:01 pm »
I'm changing the tittle of the thread to reflect a thread dedicated to the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

Some info on 9ifly Chinese space forum says that the old launch pad is going to be adapted for the new CZ-6 Chang Zheng-6 launch vehicle.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #17 on: 05/26/2013 10:36 am »
Those people with Google Earth installed should check out the new satellite photos of the launch site taken on May 1 of this year - I saw a new HIF (?) and other buildings, as well as a railroad extension near the old LC-7 pad, as well as what looks like to be a new "clean pad" northwest of the new LC-9 complex. Could this be the new facilities for the CZ-6 rocket?

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #18 on: 05/27/2013 05:06 pm »
Those people with Google Earth installed should check out the new satellite photos of the launch site taken on May 1 of this year

I see that a 30-meter-diameter circular hole was dug at 38.8593 N, 111.6028 E between mid May and late September 2006. Nothing much seems to have happened there since -- any idea what it's for?
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #19 on: 11/17/2013 05:50 am »
Does anybody know what this site at Taiyuan for: 38°52'54.81" N, 111°36'5.27" E (see attachment 1).
I see divertors there. I think that it is the launch site.
This site was built in 2008-2009 (see attachments 2-3).
There are black dots on site (after launch?) on May 30, 2009. (see attachment 4)
What is this? (see attachment 5)
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #20 on: 11/17/2013 06:08 am »
Silo at 38°52'41.21" N, 111°35'32.53" E.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #21 on: 11/17/2013 06:14 am »
Another one possible launch site at 38°50'25.72" N, 111°36'15.92" E (see attachment 1).
Again there are divertors there.
It was built in 2012-2013 (attachments 2-3).
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #22 on: 03/27/2014 12:38 pm »
Photo is made on January 11, 2014.

You can see an erector for rocket on the third launch pad.
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #23 on: 03/29/2014 02:21 pm »
And here's an image of this erector in use:
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #24 on: 03/31/2014 01:21 pm »
NTI is going through and creating Google Earth flyovers of all the major space and missile launch sites. They haven't gotten to Taiyuan yet, but when they do it will be here:

http://www.nti.org/facilities/72/
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #25 on: 05/30/2014 08:31 am »
Photo is made on April 14, 2014.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #26 on: 11/09/2014 08:38 am »
GeoEye-1 photo of Taiyuan facilities made on September 7, 2014.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #27 on: 09/03/2015 04:00 pm »
WorldView-1 photo of Taiyuan facilities made on August 12, 2015.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #28 on: 10/07/2015 10:28 am »
Here are some very recent photos of the launch facilities at TSLC: http://www.chinaspaceflight.com/launch-center/TSLC/TSLC-2015.html

The most interesting photo of them all is apparently a plaque on the bottom of the service tower of the old launch area 7 (see below), which shows all the launches that used that pad every year.

The white rockets corresponds perfectly with the 26 satellite launches with Long March rockets from 1988 to 2009. However the brown rockets is probably what we all are interested in - for they should show how many missile/"suborbital launches" have used that pad per year!

If I'm not mistaken, the number of brown rockets are:
1982 - 2
1989 - 1
1995 - 2
1997 - 2
2002 - 3
2003 - 1
2004 - 1
2014 - 3
2015 - 2

I wonder if it is possible to correlate these numbers with the DF-5/CZ-1D/"WU-14" flight tests we know of?  :-X
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #29 on: 10/07/2015 11:25 am »
The five launches in 2014 and 2015 do correlate perfectly with five WU-14 but do not include two known DF-5A in 2012 and 2014.
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #30 on: 10/07/2015 11:38 am »
The five launches in 2014 and 2015 do correlate perfectly with five WU-14 but do not include two known DF-5A in 2012 and 2014.

The DF-5As might have been launched from a Silo, not from LC-7

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #31 on: 10/07/2015 04:36 pm »
The five launches in 2014 and 2015 do correlate perfectly with five WU-14 but do not include two known DF-5A in 2012 and 2014.

The DF-5As might have been launched from a Silo, not from LC-7
I agree with that info.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #32 on: 10/07/2015 07:36 pm »
It worth also remembering that the 45th launch of CZ-2/CZ-2C in November 2014 was officially announced as 50th CZ-2C launch since 1974. The larger number (50) obviously include the first two WU-14 vehicles and three other unknown suborbital launches.
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #33 on: 10/07/2015 07:50 pm »
It worth also remembering that the 45th launch of CZ-2/CZ-2C in November 2014 was officially announced as 50th CZ-2C launch since 1974. The larger number (50) obviously include the first two WU-14 vehicles and three other unknown suborbital launches.

The first four CZ-2 launches were the CZ-2A variant: 1974 - fail, then Jianbing/FSW-0 launches in 1975, 1976 and 1978.
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #34 on: 10/07/2015 09:11 pm »
It worth also remembering that the 45th launch of CZ-2/CZ-2C in November 2014 was officially announced as 50th CZ-2C launch since 1974. The larger number (50) obviously include the first two WU-14 vehicles and three other unknown suborbital launches.

The first four CZ-2 launches were the CZ-2A variant: 1974 - fail, then Jianbing/FSW-0 launches in 1975, 1976 and 1978.
Phillip, in fact these were CZ-2 without 'A', but it is not relevant because the official Chinese news said of 50 launches *between 1974 and November 2014*. They said these were all CZ-2C, we know that the first four were in fact CZ-2, but the point is 50 launches vs. 45 known (4 CZ-2 + 41 CZ-2C in three different versions).
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #35 on: 10/12/2015 06:59 pm »
Here are some very recent photos of the launch facilities at TSLC: http://www.chinaspaceflight.com/launch-center/TSLC/TSLC-2015.html

The most interesting photo of them all is apparently a plaque on the bottom of the service tower of the old launch area 7 (see below), which shows all the launches that used that pad every year.

The white rockets corresponds perfectly with the 26 satellite launches with Long March rockets from 1988 to 2009. However the brown rockets is probably what we all are interested in - for they should show how many missile/"suborbital launches" have used that pad per year!

If I'm not mistaken, the number of brown rockets are:
1982 - 2
1989 - 1
1995 - 2
1997 - 2
2002 - 3
2003 - 1
2004 - 1
2014 - 3
2015 - 2

I wonder if it is possible to correlate these numbers with the DF-5/CZ-1D/"WU-14" flight tests we know of?  :-X
My try to assign the launch dates. I guess the first entry of the poster refers likely to launches until (and not in) 1982. There have been two confirmed DF-5 launches in 1979 from a TSLC pad (not silo). The launch dates of DF-5B in 2002-2004 are estimated and are the only ones in the table without any confirmation. The DF-5B was shown to public for the first time during the Beijing parade in 2015. The existance of the missile, which has MIRV capability, was  under strict secrecy in official chinese media.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #36 on: 10/15/2015 09:42 pm »
CSF has published three photos of the plaque:










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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #37 on: 12/03/2015 10:51 am »
WorldView-3 photo of Taiyuan facilities made on October 27, 2015.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #38 on: 12/03/2015 06:12 pm »
WorldView-3 photo of Taiyuan facilities made on October 27, 2015.

Can we really see anything from this picture? I guess probably not much...

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #39 on: 12/03/2015 06:57 pm »
Can we really see anything from this picture? I guess probably not much...

Okay, I can help you to see.

Comparing Google Maps photo on April 14, 2014 (left) and WorldView-3 photo on October 27, 2015 (right), we can see a continuing construction at three areas of cosmodrome.

For example, new buildings with blue roofs were built in year and half.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #40 on: 12/10/2015 07:52 pm »
Another one here at LC-9 photographed on Oct 20:



Year Marked Known
2008 - 2 - 2
2009 - 1 - 1
2010 - 4 - 3 !
2011 - 5 - 4 !
2012 - 6 - 5 !
2013 - 5 - 5
2014 - 6 - 6
2015 - 2 - 2

I believe the plaque did not exist on 14 Nov 2014 but was in place in Dec 2014 with a '27' number in the left upper corner.
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #41 on: 12/14/2015 08:06 pm »

Year Marked Known
2008 - 2 - 2
2009 - 1 - 1
2010 - 4 - 3 !
2011 - 5 - 4 !
2012 - 6 - 5 !
2013 - 5 - 5
2014 - 6 - 6
2015 - 2 - 2


Within the CZ-4B series the Y-numbers 17, 18 and 19 are still missing. At least Y-17 was really produced - it was spotted at SAST in Shanghai in 2011 (see Go Taikonauts  2/2011). Could it be, that all 3 launch vehicles have been used for suborbital launch tests 2010-2012? Are there any suspicious NOTAMS for this time frame?

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #42 on: 11/22/2016 05:46 pm »
It worth also remembering that the 45th launch of CZ-2/CZ-2C in November 2014 was officially announced as 50th CZ-2C launch since 1974. The larger number (50) obviously include the first two WU-14 vehicles and three other unknown suborbital launches

Another one here at LC-9 photographed on Oct 20:

Year Marked Known
2008 - 2 - 2
2009 - 1 - 1
2010 - 4 - 3 !
2011 - 5 - 4 !
2012 - 6 - 5 !

2013 - 5 - 5
2014 - 6 - 6
2015 - 2 - 2

Coincidence? I do not think so. I think that these three unknown launches from LC9 were those unknown suborbital CZ-2C launches.
We see that there are five missing CZ-2C serial numbers right now: Y22, Y29, Y30, Y33, Y34. I think that CZ-2C rockets used for DF-ZF launches from LC7 had the separate numbers beginning from Y1 due to new modification of rocket for new kind of payload. So three unknown CZ-2C rockets used for three suborbital launches from LC9 in 2012-2014 had numbers among these five missing numbers.
For example, three suborbital CZ-2C rockets had numbers Y22, Y29 and Y30. And other two CZ-2C rockets with numbers Y33 and Y34 are preparing for space launches in future.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #43 on: 01/16/2017 12:38 pm »
Another one here at LC-9 photographed on Oct 20:



Year Marked Known
2008 - 2 - 2
2009 - 1 - 1
2010 - 4 - 3 !
2011 - 5 - 4 !
2012 - 6 - 5 !
2013 - 5 - 5
2014 - 6 - 6
2015 - 2 - 2

I believe the plaque did not exist on 14 Nov 2014 but was in place in Dec 2014 with a '27' number in the left upper corner.


Another image published on 2016 Dec 24 lists four launches in 2015 (all known orbital) and five in 2016 (only three orbital launches by that date).
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #44 on: 05/24/2019 10:06 am »
Some construction south-west of the launch pad 9 and east of new assembly buildings.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #45 on: 09/12/2019 06:35 pm »
South-west of the launch pad 9.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #46 on: 10/28/2019 12:01 pm »
New photo of buildings north of launch pads.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #47 on: 11/24/2019 11:24 am »
Some construction south-west of the launch pad 9 and east of new assembly buildings.

Photos of November 22.
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #48 on: 12/07/2019 09:58 am »
Well, the two KZ-1A launches today ended up flying from different positions. Can someone try to identify which two places they are flying from?

(the second one looks like went away from the flat ground next to Long March 6's LA-16, but that needs confirmation)

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #49 on: 12/07/2019 11:58 am »
I agree with you that the second today's KZ-1A was launched from the launch pad 16.

If we will use this as a fact then we can find approximate location of the first KZ-1A. But I am not sure.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #50 on: 12/07/2019 09:14 pm »
I see black spot when comparing photos from December 5 and 7.

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #51 on: 06/13/2021 09:42 am »
Status of the new launch complex usually identified as the new Long March 6A pad:

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #52 on: 10/27/2021 01:55 pm »
Another one here at LC-9 photographed on Oct 20:



Year Marked Known
2008 - 2 - 2
2009 - 1 - 1
2010 - 4 - 3 !
2011 - 5 - 4 !
2012 - 6 - 5 !
2013 - 5 - 5
2014 - 6 - 6
2015 - 2 - 2

I believe the plaque did not exist on 14 Nov 2014 but was in place in Dec 2014 with a '27' number in the left upper corner.

Well, we have got another data point for LC-9 at Taiyuan, the hi-res image dated June 11, 2021 (see attached).

Year Marked Known orbital
2008 - 2 - 2
2009 - 1 - 1
2010 - 4 - 3 !
2011 - 5 - 4 !
2012 - 6 - 5 !
2013 - 5 - 5
2014 - 6 - 6
2015 - 4 - 4
2016 - 6 - 4 !!
2017 - 1 - 1
2018 - 6 - 6
2019 - 9 - 7 !!
2020 - 8 - 6 !!
2021 - 1 by June 2021

So, two non-orbital unannounced launches from LC-9 occured in 2019 and two more in 2020.
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #53 on: 11/23/2021 07:50 pm »
The Nov 20 launch seems to be the 8th launch of 2021 from LC-9, but only 7 orbital launches are known.
Correction: If the mark is put on the plague only after launch, then of course there have been 8 launches in 2021 from LC-9 before Nov 20.
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #54 on: 11/23/2021 08:28 pm »
1. A better quality image is attached below.
2. The table shows eight launches before Nov 20, 2021 -- six known orbital and two suborbital ones.
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #55 on: 11/24/2021 04:18 am »
2021 launches from Pad 9:
April 8th - CZ-4B Y49 - Shiyuan-6 03
June 11th - CZ-2D Y54 - Beijing-3
July 3rd - CZ-2D Y74 - Jilin-1 Kuanfu-01B
July 27th - CZ-2C - FOBS test
August 18th - CZ-4B Y50 - Tianhui-2 02
September 7th - CZ-4C Y40 - Gaofen-5 02
October 14th - CZ-2D Y52 - Xihe
November 20th - CZ-4B Y52

There's a launch that's missing here. It can't be before the launch on June 11th as there's only one star listed for the April 8th launch at that time. There's not enough time to fit a launch in between the launches on July 11th and July 3rd, July 3rd and July 27th, July 27th and August 18th, August 18th and September 7th. For the CZ-2C Y41 mission from Juiquan, it was mentioned in a press release that they've broken the yearly record for CZ-2C flights of 6 despite only 5 orbital ones being known this year. Evidence emerged of the FOBS test happening on July 27th bringing our total to 6. There could have been another CZ-2C flight either before or after the launch on October 14th.
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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #56 on: 06/09/2022 05:33 am »
I'm not quite sure what's going to be built here, but maybe a new launch pad?
https://twitter.com/Harry__Stranger/status/1534705374808649728?s

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Re: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #57 on: 08/13/2022 11:17 am »
The attached image from 2022 Aug 04 lists 10 LC-9 launches in 2021 (eight known orbital ones and two suborbitals) and six launches in 2022, of which only 4 were known orbitals.
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