Worlds of David Darling
Encyclopedia of Science
   
Home > Encyclopedia of Science

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center




Jiuquan launch center
The Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center is the Chinese launch center, also known as Shuang Cheng Tzu, located in the Gobi desert at 40.6° N, 99.9° E. Built in 1958, it is used for launches into low Earth orbit, including the manned Shenzhou spacecraft, with inclinations of 57–70°.


Related category

   • LAUNCH SITES