Taishan Station (Antarctica)

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Taishan Station
泰山站
Antarctic base
Location of Taishan Station in Antarctica
Location of Taishan Station in Antarctica
Taishan Station
Location of Taishan Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 73°51′00″S 76°58′00″E / 73.85°S 76.966667°E / -73.85; 76.966667
Country China
Location in AntarcticaPrincess Elizabeth Land
Antarctica
Administered byPolar Research Institute of China
Established8 February 2014 (2014-02-08)
Elevation2,621 m (8,599 ft)
Population
 • Total
  • Up to 20
TypeSeasonal
PeriodSummer
StatusOperational
WebsiteChinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration
Taishan Station
General information
TypeResearch station
LocationPrincess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica
Coordinates73°51′S 76°58′E / 73.850°S 76.967°E / -73.850; 76.967Coordinates: 73°51′S 76°58′E / 73.850°S 76.967°E / -73.850; 76.967
Elevation2,621 m
Construction startedDecember 26, 2013
CompletedFebruary 8, 2014
Technical details
Floor area1,000 m²
Other information
Seating capacity20 people

Taishan Station (Chinese: 泰山站; pinyin: Tàishān Zhàn) is the fourth of four Chinese research stations in Antarctica.

Officially opened on February 8, 2014, it is the fourth Chinese research station in Antarctica following Great Wall, Zhongshan and Kunlun stations.

The site is located 2,621 m above sea level in Princess Elizabeth Land, 522 km and 600 km to Zhongshan and Kunlun stations respectively.[1] One of its function is to a facilitate a relay point between the two stations.

The construction started on December 26, 2013. The station's main building covers an area of 410 m², together with the auxiliary building covering 590 m², provide the living and researching area for 20 people during the Antarctic summer.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "中國南極泰山站". 2014-02-08. Retrieved 15 February 2014.