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PRC 8

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1978-011A

Description

PRC 8 was a Chinese military photo surveillance satellite that returned a film capsule. This FSW (Fanhui Shi Weixing - Recoverable Satellite) satellite was launched from the Shuang Cheng Tzu launch site aboard a CZ-2C rocket and returned its film capsule on January 30, 1978.

Alternate Names

  • 10611
  • China 8
  • FSW-0 3
  • Mao 8
  • PRC8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1978-01-26
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2C
Launch Site: Shuang Cheng-Tzu, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 2500 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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