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New center for launching space rockets appear in China

February 7 2007

As decided PRC authorities, the place to build a new center for launching space rockets will be the island of Hainan, situated in the South China Sea in the south of China.

The new space center will be opened in the city of Wenchang, about 60 kilometers south-east of the island's capital Haikou. In addition to the cosmodrome, in the new center will include a space theme park, the plant collection of missiles and command center.

It is expected that it was from this center will be launched "a new generation of missiles, which will appear in China in 2010. To date, China has three centers for satellite launches. One of them is located in the southwestern province of Sichuan, the second - in the Gobi Desert in northern China, the third is also located in the northern part of the country. Tells century.

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