The Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC, also known as Base 27), is a People’s Republic of China space vehicle launch facility. The Xichang/Qingshan Airport is located approximately at 64km from the base.
- Launch Area 1: Unbuilt launch site, later used as a viewing area.
- LC-1 (Launch Area 3): Long March 2C, Long March 3 and Long March 3A launch complex. Demolished and rebuilt between 2005 and 2006. Upgraded in order to support the Chang'e lunar exploration program.
- LC-2 (Launch Area 2): Long March 2E, Long March 3A, Long March 3B, and Long March 3C launch complex.
XSLC’s Technical Center is equipped for testing and integration of the payload and launch vehicle. Its Mission Command and Control Center is located 7 km southwest of the launch pad and provides flight and safety control during overall system rehearsal and launch. It is serviced by a dedicated railway and highway directly from Xichang Qingshan Airport, which is 50 kilometers away from the launch site. Two launch complexes at the facility support flight operations.
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