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Qi Qiu Weixing 1



Atmospheric research balloon Qi Qui Weixing 1 (PRC 31) was launched along with Fengyun 1-2 aboard a Long March 4 booster from Taiyuan. It was inflated on orbit to 3 m and performed atmospheric density observations.

Alternate Names

  • Da Qi 1
  • Air Balloon Satellite 1
  • PRC 31
  • Da Qi 1A
  • Atmosphere 1
  • 20789
  • QiQiuWeixing1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1990-09-03
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4
Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 4 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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