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World’s largest rocket production base built in N China [China Daily]


Power projection China style with a centralized rocket production base.

From the CALT website

China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) ,founded on November 16, 1957, has become the largest entity for research ,design and manufacture with its launch vehicles reaching first-class level in the world… Now there are about 22,000 employees in CALT, of which about 10,000 are senior technical personnel and 24 academicians of China Academy of Science and China Academy of Engineering have been working here. Since its founding ,CALT has made great contributions to China space industry and obtain [sic] 3487 awards of scientific research over ministry level , 5 Top-grade National Science and Technology Awards ,May Day labor honor and National Advanced Grass-roots Party Organization.

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World’s largest rocket production base built in N China
Xinhua
Source – China Daily, published March 3, 2011

BEIJING – The world’s largest design, production and testing base for rockets is being built in north China’s Tianjin Municipality, Liang Xiaohong, deputy head of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, told Xinhua Thursday.

The first phase of the rocket industrial base in Tianjin’s Binhai New Area will be completed within the year. Rocket parts will be designed, manufactured, assembled and tested at the base, Liang said.

Twenty of the 22 plants have been completed, and some of them are ready for operation. The base is designed to meet China’s growing demand in space technology research and development for the next 30 to 50 years, he added.

By integrating the industrial chain, the base will be able to produce a whole spectrum of rockets of different sizes and types for China’s moon probe project, space station and other projects, he said.

China’s new rockets, including Long March IV, will be designed and manufactured in the 200-hectare base, he said.

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