Ningbo will invest US$3 billion in a rocket launch centre in the county of Xiangshan. Photo: Unbekannt/CNSA Ningbo will invest US$3 billion in a rocket launch centre in the county of Xiangshan. Photo: Unbekannt/CNSA
Ningbo will invest US$3 billion in a rocket launch centre in the county of Xiangshan. Photo: Unbekannt/CNSA

China approves bid to build fifth rocket launch site as Zhejiang province fires up for space boom

  • The Xiangshan site has favourable latitude and could launch 100 missions a year, according to state media
  • To meet its goal of having a constellation of satellites, China must build bigger rockets or have more launch sites, or both

Topic |   China's space programme
Ningbo will invest US$3 billion in a rocket launch centre in the county of Xiangshan. Photo: Unbekannt/CNSA Ningbo will invest US$3 billion in a rocket launch centre in the county of Xiangshan. Photo: Unbekannt/CNSA
Ningbo will invest US$3 billion in a rocket launch centre in the county of Xiangshan. Photo: Unbekannt/CNSA
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