Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC) is located in the northwest of Shanxi province, 284 km from Taiyuan City, and is accessible by either rail or road.
The center is at a height of 1400-1900m above sea level, and is surrounded by mountains to the east, south and north, with the Yellow River to its west. The annual average temperature is 4-10°C, with maximum of 28°C in summer and minimum of -39°C in winter.
TSLC is suitable for launching a range of satellites, especially for low earth and sun-synchronous orbit missions. The center has state-of-the-art facilities for launch vehicle and spacecraft testing, preparation, launch and in-flight tracking and safety control, as well as for orbit predictions.