Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center

Constructed in 1967, Taiyuan Satellite Launching Center is an advanced, multifunctional launching site, which has launched a variety of satellites range from weather, resource and communication satellites into geostationary and other orbits.

 Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center  Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center

It successfully launched China's first intermediate range rocket in Dec 1968. By 1988, it had launched more than 70 carrier rockets of different kinds, from intermediate to long range. On September 7, 1988, the first Fengyun I Satellite was successfully sent into geostationary orbit, followed by the second one on December 3, 1990.

The Taiyuan Launching Center also engages in commercial launches for overseas clients. The first international commercial launch was on December 8, 1997, when it successfully sent into orbit two iridium satellites made by the American company Motorola. On May 10, 1999, the Taiyuan Launch Center launched a weather satellite and a scientific experiment satellite with a March 4th II Carrier Rocket, which marks the center's seventh successful launch in a row of two satellites on one rocket.
 

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