From launching the first Dongfeng missile to launching the first long-range rocket, from releasing the Dongfanghong-1 satellite to releasing the Shenzhou spacecraft... Since Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center was founded 60 years ago, several generations have taken root in the desert, pioneered arduous undertakings, innovated independently, and tackled key problems, creating more than 20 first places in China's space history, and pushing China's space industry to a new height.
In October 20th, the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center welcomed its 60 birthday. As the birthplace of China's space industry, the center has the earliest space launch site and the only manned space launch site.
According to the leadership of the center, since its establishment on October 20, 1958, the center has carried out 110 space launches and successfully launched 145 satellites, 11 spaceships and 11 astronauts into space.
According to reports, the center in recent years closely following the forefront of science and technology to carry out technical research, space launch capability to achieve a new leap. Especially since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Tiangong-2, Shenzhou-11, the world's first quantum science experiment satellite Mozi, the first dark matter particle detection satellite Wukong and the first hard X-ray Modulation Telescope satellite Wisdom Eye have been successfully launched for 47 space missions. Perfect.
According to the plan, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center will set a new record of more than 20 space launches per year. "We will continue the spiritual and cultural characteristics of the center, forge ahead and strive to build a world-class space center," said the center's leader.
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