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FSW 3-3

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2004-039A

Description

FSW 3 is a Chinese (PRC) recoverable, photo-imaging spacecraft that was launched by a Long March 2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province in northwest China at 08:00 UT on 27 September 2004. FSW stands for Fanhui Shei Weixing. The URL,

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/27/content_2029141.htm

reports that the satellite will be "used in scientific research, geological surveying, and mapping". This is the 20th launch of such recoverable satellites. A well-investigated report on the FSW program in China since the 1960's is available in

http://www.astronautix.com/craft/fsw.htm

Alternate Names

  • 28424
  • Fanhui Shei Weixing
  • FSW3-3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2004-09-27
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2D
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

 
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