Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Overview

A complete overview of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center launch site, including key info, launch stats and the companies that launch from it.

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Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center launch site

Basic Info


Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

Total Launch Count


First Launch

24 Apr 1970

Last Launch

21 May 2024



The Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC), located in the Gobi Desert of Inner Mongolia, China, was established in 1958 as the country's first spaceport. Renowned for launching China's first satellite in 1970 and its inaugural crewed space mission in 2003, JSLC primarily supports launches into lower and medium orbits with large inclination angles. It features state-of-the-art facilities, including the Technical Center, Launch Complex, and Control Centers, covering an expansive 2,800 square kilometers. JSLC has been pivotal for China's space endeavors, including quantum communication satellite launches and milestones in the Shenzhou program and Tiangong space station missions.