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https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1684944399523061760

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Wenchang commercial launch site has started installing rotary platforms at launch pad #1 since July 22 and it's expected to be completed by the end of August

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All four lightning towers at Wenchang commercial launch pad #1 have been completed on July 27

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https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1686762654403264512

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Wenchang commercial launch tower #1 update: Installation of hinges completed. Truss structures being assembled on ground. 4 days ahead of the schedule

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It's a new week and we got another video update of the construction at Wenchang commercial launch site

https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1690776089856270336

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The truss structure of Wenchang commercial launch pad #1 has been finished

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https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1695973328320688250

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A new week is about to start, so it's time to see what the Wenchang commercial launch site looks like now (as of August 25)

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https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1696808156704469438

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Wenchang commercial launch site has completed the foundation pouring of launch pad #2's water deluge system on August 29
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Launch pad #2 of Wenchang commercial launch site will support 10+ rockets of different fuel types

https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1697994964574274042

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Including:
CAS-SPACE's kerosene fueled Kinetica
SAST's methane rockets
SPACE-PIONEER's kerosene fueled Tianlong-2/3
GALAXY-SPACE's kerosene fueled Pallas-1
DEEP-BLUE's kerosene fueled Nebula-1
iSpace's methane fueled Hyperbola-3

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https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1701367082275967417

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Sentinel-2 satellite images show likely a new assembly building and rail tracks to transfer the rocket are being built next to the ones for Long March 7 at Wenchang launch site
Credit: @WLR_2678

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https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1708556329944817686

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The cantilever crane of Wenchang commercial launch pad #1 has arrived at the construction site

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https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1710025607156007181

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Swing platform in action. Wenchang commercial launch site has tested the right arm of launch pad #1 on October 04

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Heavy rain due to Tropical Storm Sanba caused flooding at the construction site of Wenchang commercial launch site

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One of the three parts, the center piece, of the flame deflector to be installed on Wenchang commercial launch pad #1 has arrived at the construction site.
This piece measures 3.9m tall, 3.8m wide & 10.5m long and weighs 48t while the whole deflector will be 129.5t.

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https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1725611139135046071

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500 days of building the Wenchang commercial launch site in 50 seconds.

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Launch schedule for Space Pioneer's first three Tianlong-3 rockets

Demonstration Flight - NET June, 2024 - Wenchang Space Launch Site
Second Flight - NET September, 2024 - Wenchang Space Launch Site or Jiuquan Space Launch Site
Third Flight - NET November, 2024 - Wenchang Space Launch Site or Jiuquan Space Launch Site

Maiden Flight from Wenchang Island.
https://fxtwitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1730274941197484237
« Last Edit: 11/30/2023 05:00 pm by Conexion Espacial »
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Just a slight comment regarding the administration of the future launch facilities at Wenchang:

This launch should use the newly built Hainan commercial launch site. Although this launch site is close to the Wenchang launch site, for professional reasons, we should assume that this launch will be launched from the Hainan commercial launch site.

TL;DR as far as I understand, it's pretty similar to the Cape Canaveral Space (ex-Air) Force Station/Kennedy Space Center case:

* The current Wenchang Space Launch Site is managed by the PLA Strategic Support Force, and unlike the older 3 launch sites that are under direct management of their Space Systems Department, it's a "sub-facility" administratively under Xichang SLC. This includes the 2 existing pads and future launch facilities for the Long March 10 and 9 SHLVs.

* The new commercial launch site on the other hand is apparently jointly owned by CASC, CASIC, China Satellite Network Corporation (the new state owned company running the future main Chinese LEO comsat constellation) and the Hainan local government. This covers the 2 under-construction fixed pads and up to 2 pads for mobile launchers. 
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Just a slight comment regarding the administration of the future launch facilities at Wenchang:

This launch should use the newly built Hainan commercial launch site. Although this launch site is close to the Wenchang launch site, for professional reasons, we should assume that this launch will be launched from the Hainan commercial launch site.

TL;DR as far as I understand, it's pretty similar to the Cape Canaveral Space (ex-Air) Force Station/Kennedy Space Center case:

* The current Wenchang Space Launch Site is managed by the PLA Strategic Support Force, and unlike the older 3 launch sites that are under direct management of their Space Systems Department, it's a "sub-facility" administratively under Xichang SLC. This includes the 2 existing pads and future launch facilities for the Long March 10 and 9 SHLVs.

* The new commercial launch site on the other hand is apparently jointly owned by CASC, CASIC, China Satellite Network Corporation (the new state owned company running the future main Chinese LEO comsat constellation) and the Hainan local government. This covers the 2 under-construction fixed pads and up to 2 pads for mobile launchers. 

This is very useful. Thank you!

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Just a slight comment regarding the administration of the future launch facilities at Wenchang:

This launch should use the newly built Hainan commercial launch site. Although this launch site is close to the Wenchang launch site, for professional reasons, we should assume that this launch will be launched from the Hainan commercial launch site.

TL;DR as far as I understand, it's pretty similar to the Cape Canaveral Space (ex-Air) Force Station/Kennedy Space Center case:

* The current Wenchang Space Launch Site is managed by the PLA Strategic Support Force, and unlike the older 3 launch sites that are under direct management of their Space Systems Department, it's a "sub-facility" administratively under Xichang SLC. This includes the 2 existing pads and future launch facilities for the Long March 10 and 9 SHLVs.

* The new commercial launch site on the other hand is apparently jointly owned by CASC, CASIC, China Satellite Network Corporation (the new state owned company running the future main Chinese LEO comsat constellation) and the Hainan local government. This covers the 2 under-construction fixed pads and up to 2 pads for mobile launchers.
What you said is very correct, but when it comes to the property rights of the Hainan Commercial Launch Center, I think the situation will be more complicated.

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https://twitter.com/raz_liu/status/1738182653164274020

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Wenchang Commercial launch site Pad-2 base completed. The Pad-2 could support dozens of different private-companies' rockets. Based on the current infomation, The maiden launch should be Tianlong-3 of Space Pionner. via mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzkxND

https://twitter.com/raz_liu/status/1739181471087370260

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Wenchang commercial launch site Pad-01 will complete at 29 Dec. The maiden launch will be the XLV(code name) rocket of CASC.
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Wenchang commercial launch site is on going a ceremony for Pad - 1's completion.  via weibo.com/7743278955/Nzk

 

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