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FSW 3-3



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,

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

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)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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