China's first launch center, also known as Shuang Cheng Tzu. It was China's first ballistic missile and satellite launch centre. The Jiuquan Airport was 75 km south of the site. A dedicated railway at Jiuquan went directly to the launch site. Jiuquan?s facilities provided support for every phase of a satellite launch campaign. It included the Technical Centre, the Launch Complex, the Launch Con...
Sea Launch platform Odyssey is now preparing for the launch of the EchoStar X satellite atop a Russian-Ukrainian rocket Zenit- 3SL in February, 2006. On this mission, Sea Launch will lift the 4333 kg communications satellite to a high perigee geosynchronous transfer orbit.
The Odyssey and the assembly and command ship are currently at the equatorial launch site.
China's launch site for geosynchronous orbit launches. Xichang Satellite Launch Centre is situated in Xichang, Sichuan Province, south-western China. The head office of the launch centre is located in Xichang City, about 65 kilometres away. Xichang Airport is 50 km away. A dedicated railway and highway lead directly to the launch site. The Technical Centre is equipped for testing and integrati...
situated at 1km from the Taiyuan satellite launch center, it´s possible to observe a 28meters diameter hole a the top of a mountain.
In fact, if you look more closely, at about one kilometer north of the hole, there´s something similar. It seems to be a water tank. Would it be another one under construction? Ideas, suggests, opinions welcome.
The George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), the original home of NASA, is a lead center for propulsion, Space Shuttle propulsion, Space Shuttle external tank, crew training and payloads, International Space Station (ISS) design and construction, for computers, networks, and information management. Located on the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, MSFC is named in honor of General G...
First stage on display with the S-IVB Battleship Test Stage stacked in a launch ready condition at the Alabama Welcome Center on I-65 in Ardmore, AL.
The Saturn IB was an uprated version of the Saturn I, which featured a much more powerful second stage, the S-IVB. Unlike the earlier Saturn I, the IB had enough throw weight to launch the Apollo Command/Service Module or Lunar Modu...
Singer Elton John's face will begin appearing on 20 AirTran jets. The move is designed to promote AirTran's launch of satellite radio at each passenger seat. The airline says the XM Satellite Radio systems will offer more than 100 channels.
Between 1947 and 1967 the rocket launch site and Special Weapons Test Centre (CEES), 120km south-west of Coulomb-Bechar, was used for launching sounding rockets, the satellite carrier "Diamond (rocket)" between 1965 and 1967, and the development of ballistic missiles.
On 0l July 1967, the facility was abandoned and turned over to Algeria, as provided in the Evian agreements of March 19...
Could be on the way back to the vehicle assembly building after having sent Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-121 (july 4th 2006), or STS-114 (july 26th 2005) to space from Kennedy Space Center launch pad 39B.
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