27 April 2021
China's new sea launch facility, located in the coastal city of Haiyang, East China's Shandong Province, will become operational in May. The sea launch base is supported by a hub infrastructure for rocket manufacturing and testing and other equipment and application centres and it will be capable of general assembly and testing for at least 10 solid-propellant rockets per year. The base's capacity will increase to 20 rockets per year by October 2022, Li Shaoning, Deputy Chief Engineer with the project developer and rocket manufacturer China Rocket Co, a CALT subsidiary, told Global Times media during an exclusive interview on 27 April.
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