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On the 22nd December 2022 Thursday is the冬至 Winter Solstice Hour Hong Kong SAR – Beijing time CNSA –China National Space Administration    this is the exclusive beauty from Wenchang and Jiuquan] Today is the winter solstice, and we will return in spring. One south and one north, one side is the coconut wind and warm sun, lush and green, and the other side is the desert Gobi, with cold wind. Today, let us enjoy the winter beauty of Wenchang Space Launch Site and Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

On the 22nd December 2022 Thursday is the冬至 Winter Solstice in which is the winter solstice, also called the hibernal solstice, occurs when either of Earth’s poles reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun. This happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere in which marks the Dongzhi Festival or Winter Solstice Festival is one of the most important Chinese festivals celebrated by the China, Mainland Chinese, Macau SAR- Hong Kong SAR Taiwan province China, People’s Republic of China…… Dongzhi (冬至) literally means ‘Winter’s Arrival’. It is one of the 24 solar terms of China’s traditional solar calendar. It has long been celebrated on (China’s) Winter Solstice when the night is longest, and the day is shortest in the Northern Hemisphere. Dongzhi became an imperially recognized traditional festival during the Han Dynasty era (206 BC – 220 AD).

Chinese people celebrate Dongzhi Festival in many ways. The most popular ones are worshipping heaven and ancestors, saying the Nines of Winter, making rice wine, and eating dumplings and ginger rice.

文昌航天發射場Wenchang Spacecraft launch Center…  China Wenchang Space Launch Site, located in Longlou Town, Wenchang City, Hainan Province China, People’s Republic of China, is affiliated to the Xichang Satellite Launch Center . It is China’s first open coastal space launch base and one of the few low-latitude launch sites in the world. The launch site can launch Long March 5 series rockets , Long March 7 carrier rockets , and Long March 8 carrier rockets , and is mainly responsible for launching satellites in geosynchronous orbits , large-mass polar orbit satellites, large-tonnage space stations, and deep space exploration satellites. .

As a low-latitude coastal launch base, the Wenchang Space Launch Site can not only meet the new needs of China’s aerospace development, but also greatly reduce rocket fuel consumption by virtue of the large linear velocity close to the equator and the centrifugal phenomenon caused by inertia (the same model The rocket carrying capacity can be increased by 10%), and it can also solve the problem of giant rocket transportation by sea and improve the safety of wreckage falling. The launch site is completely open to the outside world. Launch capability is now available. [1]  China’s Wenchang Space Launch Site started construction in September 2009. It consists of five major systems including test launch, measurement control, communication, meteorology, and technical service support. It mainly undertakes geosynchronous orbit satellites, large-mass polar-orbit satellites, and large-tonnage space stations. , cargo spacecraft, deep space probes and other launch missions

酒泉卫星发射中Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center “Dongfeng Aerospace City” Inner Mongolia, China People’s Republic of China, is the 20th base of the former General Armament Department. It was established on October 20, 1958. It is the earliest and largest comprehensive complex in China. The Missile and Satellite Launch Center is the main base for testing and launching the Long March series of launch vehicles, various experimental satellites in low and medium orbits, application satellites, manned spacecraft and rocket missiles. It is one of the launch and test bases of China’s scientific satellites, technology test satellites and launch vehicles. It belongs to the former General Armament Department of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and now belongs to the Strategic Support Force.

On January 8, 2016, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center was awarded the title of the first batch of “National Research and Tourism Demonstration Base” by the National Tourism Administration. On March 28, 2017, it was selected by the National Tourism Administration and the Chinese Academy of Sciences as “the first batch of China’s top ten science and technology tourism bases”. On January 27, 2018, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center was selected into the “China Industrial Heritage Protection List “. The center has carried out 110 space launch missions and successfully sent 145 satellites, 11 spacecraft and 11 Takionauts into space. 

Images and visuals are from their Respectives CMS China Manned SpaceCNSA-China National Space Administration  

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