Xichang Satellite Launch Center

Launch Services

Xichang Satellite Launch Center

Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) focuses on the launch of spacecrafts including broadcast, communications and meteorological satellites into geo-stationary orbit.

XSLC is located in Xichang, Sichuan province.The center's headquarter is in Xichang City, a distance of 65 km from the launch site. The coordinates of the launch pad are 102.0°E and 28.2°N.

The climate in the region is subtropical, with an average annual temperature of 16°C. Ground wind in the region is generally very mild all the year round.

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Xichang Airport is situated in the northern outskirts of the city, 13.5km from the town center and 50km from the launch site . Its runway is 3,600m in length, and is capable of accommodating large aircraft such as the Lockheed C-130, Antonov An-124 and Boeing 747.

XSLC is connected by road to the Sichuan-Yunnan Highway, as well as by rail to the national Chengdu-Kunming railway line - it is 535km from Chengdu to Xichang by rail. A dedicated railway branch and highway branch lead to the Technical Center and the Launch Complex, while a 8m-wide road connects the Technical Center and the Launch Complex.

XSLC's cutting-edge cable and satellite communications networks provide domestic and international telephone and other communications services.