Xichang Satellite Launch Center

The Xichang Satellite Launch Center is a space launch site in the Sichuan Province of China, serving as the primary gateway to Geostationary Orbit. The facility became operational in 1984 and has since hosted the Long March 3 and CZ-2E rockets. Xichang hosts two active launch zones, Launch Complex 2 and LC-3 both support all members of the Long March 3 rocket family, primarily used for Geotransfer and direct GEO injections. The unbuilt LC-1 complex is used as a viewing area. With the inauguration of the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center at lower latitude, Xichang will slowly transfer missions there and enter a backup role in the late 2020s/2030s.

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