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Shijian 8



Shijian 8 is a Chinese (PRC) recoverable satellite that was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center by a Long March 2C rocket on 9 September 2006. It carried 250 kg of seeds of plants and fungus. After recovery, the seeds will be germinated to yield high quality and high yield plants and their seeds.

Alternate Names

  • 29385
  • SJ 8
  • Shijian8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-09-09
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2C
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • China National Space Administration (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Life Science

Additional Information

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

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