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Fanhui Shi Weixing 1



Fanhui Shi Weixing 1, F12 (PRC 33) was a Chinese recoverable satellite launched from the Jaiquan launch facility aboard a Long March 2C booster. It was the 13th flight in the series, the 12th to succeed. Fanhui Shi Weixing, for Recoverable Test Satellite, was dome shaped, 3.14m long with a 2.2 m base. The descent craft was beehive-shaped, 1.5 m long with a 1.6 m base. Overall mass was 2.6 metric tons; descent capsule mass was 2,080 kg. The capsule, carrying plants and animals for zero-gravity studies, was recovered after 8 days in orbit on October 13 at 3:59.

Alternate Names

  • 20838
  • FSW-1 3
  • FanhuiShiWeixing1
  • PRC 33

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1990-10-05
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 2080 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Life Science

Additional Information

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