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PRC 20



PRC 20 was an Earth resources mission launched by the People's Republic of China from the Shuang Cheng Tzu site aboard a CZ-2C rocket. It performed photo imaging and returned a film capsule to Earth. It also carried two microgravity experimental devices from a French company.

Alternate Names

  • FSW-0 9
  • 18306
  • PRC20

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1987-08-05
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2C
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 1819 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Earth Science
  • Microgravity

Additional Information

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

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