NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive Header

PRC 18



PRC 18 was an experimental telecommunications test satellite launched by the People's Republic of China from the Xichang space center aboard a CZ-3 booster. It was parked in a geosynchronous orbit at 103 deg E.

Alternate Names

  • STTW-1
  • 16526
  • PRC18

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1986-02-01
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 900 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

[] NASA Logo -