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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #20 on: 09/19/2015 06:35 pm »
We can see how the Chinese are modernizing launch pad 3. They are changing launch table and widening gas pan. Probably for new rocket?
CZ-5 is only one to require that width that width of trench. All next gen launchers will eventually see flight from all of the SLC's
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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #21 on: 09/19/2015 06:37 pm »
We can see how the Chinese are modernizing launch pad 3. They are changing launch table and widening gas pan. Probably for new rocket?
Probably for CZ-5 as it is only one to require that width. All next gen launchers will eventually see flight from all of the SLC's
How would CZ-5 be transported inland?

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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #22 on: 09/19/2015 06:41 pm »
We can see how the Chinese are modernizing launch pad 3. They are changing launch table and widening gas pan. Probably for new rocket?
Probably for CZ-5 as it is only one to require that width. All next gen launchers will eventually see flight from all of the SLC's
How would CZ-5 be transported inland?
by Air. I dont really know at this point.

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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #23 on: 09/19/2015 06:45 pm »
It seems that on photo made by WorldView-3 on August 1, 2015 we can see that modernization of launch pad 3 has been finished.

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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #24 on: 09/19/2015 07:21 pm »
We can see how the Chinese are modernizing launch pad 3. They are changing launch table and widening gas pan. Probably for new rocket?

Nope, it was for making pad 3 able to launch the Long March 3 series that has boosters (3B/C), doubling XSLC's launch frequency since LM-3A is about to be retired soon. That work has been on going since early 2014 and should be completed by now (lots of photos out there documenting the construction progress), and the next "secret launch" from Xichang (rumored to be late this month) will probably be its first use since early 2012.
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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #25 on: 10/07/2017 04:29 am »
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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #26 on: 01/08/2020 08:03 pm »
This TV-report (http://tv.cctv.com/2020/01/08/VIDEHUaP7nP08xqUBZouIxKl200108.shtml) is saying that XSLC site will carry out in 2020 15 space launch missions for a total of nine months, with three months in the middle for the upgrading of equipment and facilities, including nine space launch missions in the first half.

The types of rockets launched include Long March II C, Long March II D, Long March III B, and Long March 11 launch vehicles. Among them, the Long March II D and Long March 11 launch vehicles will be launched for the first time at the Xichang Space Launch Site.

The same report shows some comsats which are maybe due this year.

Edit: Pic.5 shows Shijian-20, already launched  in 2019.
« Last Edit: 01/09/2020 07:51 pm by limen4 »

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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #27 on: 03/30/2020 07:15 pm »
Large forest fires in Xichang :(

https://twitter.com/stoa1984/status/1244646507267141633


EDIT 31/3: And unfortunately getting worse:


https://twitter.com/AJ_FI/status/1244913001834131457
« Last Edit: 03/31/2020 09:30 am by eeergo »
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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #28 on: 08/10/2020 08:53 pm »
Cross-post:
China's Xichang Cosmodrome closed for repairs

https://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/news/75269/
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One of the four Chinese cosmodromes, Xichang, has been closed for repairs, it is planned to modernize equipment and reconstruct launch complexes. The resumption of launch operations is planned for the end of September-beginning of October this year, according to the "China Space Flights" VKontakte group.
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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #31 on: 02/24/2022 12:15 am »
Beautiful winter views of China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center, XSLC. It is located in Sichuan province at the foot of the Dalyangshan Range, has coordinates 28°14′45.66″N 102°1′35.60″E. Launches of spacecraft for various purposes have been carried out since January 29, 1984. The next launch of the launch vehicle is scheduled for March 4-6 this year.

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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #32 on: 07/29/2022 02:42 pm »
Does anyone have the breakdown of the 173 launches from Xichang (including today's) between LA-2 and LA-3?

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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #33 on: 08/23/2022 09:32 pm »

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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #34 on: 05/20/2023 06:41 am »
https://twitter.com/cnsawatcher/status/1659798618046443522

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CNSA Xichang launch center’s major achievement in 2022: 0 injury or casualty from rocket debris falling. Xichang launch center was built inland among the mountains to avoid Soviet Russia’s military threats & nuclear intimidation in the last century. Source:buff.ly/3IuDnzL

I’m not sure how much this was something achieved as opposed to luck?

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Re: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #35 on: 02/08/2024 06:15 pm »
Backgrounder: China's Xichang space launch site reaches milestone 200th mission.

China's Xichang space launch site, the inland launch site of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, located in the southwestern Sichuan Province, on Saturday achieved a milestone with its 200th launch mission.

 

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