China's first commercial spaceport has been equipped with launch capability

Source:Hainan Daily


On June 30, a drill was conducted at station 2 of the Hainan Commercial Space Launch Site. Photo by Hainan Daily reporter Yuan Chen.

The reporter learned from the construction site headquarters of Hainan Commercial Space Launch Site on June 30 that after multiple assessments, the launch site has the ability to perform launch.

According to reports, the Hainan Commercial Space Launch site is China's first commercial space launch site, from the construction of July 2022, to the refueling gas supply, substation, rocket building, double launch station and other projects have been completed, it took 726 days. At the peak of construction, more than 50 teams and more than 2,000 people participated in the construction at the same time.

On the same day, the Hainan commercial Space launch site conducted a rocket launch simulation drill. The reporter saw at the scene that when the No. 1 launch station was conducting a water spray test, the ground diversion cone and the launch pad immediately sprayed a large amount of water around, showing a good cooling and noise reduction function. No. 2 launch station erection erection, more than 200 tons of erection under the push of two hydraulic cylinders rose smoothly, 15 minutes later successfully reached a vertical posture. In addition, the staff also carried out a test and control command drill during the launch phase.

Yang Tianliang, chairman of Hainan International Commercial Space Launch Co., LTD., said that Hainan commercial Space launch site will welcome the first rocket launch mission in the second half of this year, and officially realize commercial operation. In the future, the launch site is expected to undertake domestic and foreign rocket, satellite and other launch business, accelerate the pace of China's commercial space technology development.(Reporter Liu Mengxiao; Correspondent Cheng Nan)

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