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.
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.