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New satellite launch center to conduct joint drill
by Staff Writers
Haikou, China (XNA) May 08, 2014


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China's new satellite launch center, located in south China's Hainan Province, will conduct a joint drill in the second half of this year.

The drill at the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center aims to comprehensively test the center's functionality, a necessary step for future launch programs, according to a senior official in charge of the program.

The Wenchang Satellite Launch Center is the fourth satellite launch center in China.

A satellite launched from Wenchang, located in a low-latitude area, is expected to enjoy longer service life as a result of the fuel saved by the shorter maneuver from the transit orbit to geosynchronous orbit.

Source: Xinhua News Agency

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