[FPSPACE] More details on Wenchang launch site.
kgottschalk at uwc.ac.za
Tue Nov 20 10:15:10 EST 2007
The only puzzling feature is that these places appear to be on the
north-east coast of Hainan, while the south-east coast would surely be
the best place for launches into both equatoral & polar orbital planes.
Presumably the trade-offs included where the deepest-draught harbour is,
road access, & where the existing power grid has a handy cable.
In this case, we can assume that who represents which voting district,
nor the Humble Oil Corporation & Rice University, are not factors! (grin
>>>> Allen Thomson <thomsona at flash.net> 11/20/07 4:44 PM >>>
>China Completes Enclosure Of Land For Fourth Satellite Launch Center
>Nov 20, 2007
>China has finished enclosing land for its fourth satellite launch
>centre near Wenchang City on the southern Chinese island of Hainan.
[.....] will be located in
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