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Recovery of FSW
Recovery of FSW
Recovery of FSW unmanned reconnaisance satellite capsule. This capsule was dimensionally too small to be used as a manned spacecraft.

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Class: Surveillance. Type: Military. Nation: China.

Photo surveillance; film capsule.


Specification

Total Mass: 2,400 kg.


FSW Chronology


05 November 1974 FSW RV Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2A. FAILURE: Failure.
26 November 1975 China 4 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 2,500 kg. Perigee: 183 km. Apogee: 483 km. Inclination: 63.0 deg.

Photo surveillance; film capsule.


07 December 1976 China 7 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 2,500 kg. Perigee: 172 km. Apogee: 489 km. Inclination: 59.4 deg.


FSW in AssemblyFSW in Assembly - FSW reconnaisance satellite in assembly.

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Photo surveillance; film capsule.
26 January 1978 China 8 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 2,500 kg. Perigee: 186 km. Apogee: 507 km. Inclination: 57.0 deg.

Photo surveillance; film capsule; capsule returned 1/30.


09 September 1982 China 12 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 2,500 kg. Perigee: 172 km. Apogee: 392 km. Inclination: 63.0 deg.

Photo surveillance; film capsule.


19 August 1983 China 13 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 2,500 kg. Perigee: 170 km. Apogee: 493 km. Inclination: 63.3 deg.

Photo surveillance; film capsule.


12 September 1984 China 16 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 2,500 kg. Perigee: 172 km. Apogee: 398 km. Inclination: 67.9 deg.


Recovery of FSWRecovery of FSW - Recovery of an unidentified FSW reconaissance satellite.

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Photo surveillance; film capsule.
21 October 1985 China 17 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 2,500 kg. Perigee: 171 km. Apogee: 393 km. Inclination: 63.0 deg.

Photo surveillance; film capsule.


06 October 1986 China 19 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 2,500 kg. Perigee: 169 km. Apogee: 337 km. Inclination: 57.0 deg.

Capsule re-entered 10/11/86.


05 August 1987 China 20 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 2,500 kg. Perigee: 169 km. Apogee: 366 km. Inclination: 63.0 deg.

Microgravity experiments; return capsule recovered 8/10.


09 September 1987 China 21 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 2,500 kg. Perigee: 181 km. Apogee: 222 km. Inclination: 63.0 deg.


Recovery of FSWRecovery of FSW - Recovery of FSW-17 photoreconnaisance satellite.

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Return capsule recovered 9/17.
05 August 1988 China 23 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 1,700 kg. Perigee: 204 km. Apogee: 311 km. Inclination: 63.0 deg.

German crystal growth experiment in recoverable capsule.


05 October 1990 China 33 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 2,400 kg. Perigee: 208 km. Apogee: 312 km. Inclination: 57.0 deg.

Biological research; Fanhui Shu Weixing.


09 August 1992 China 35 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2D. Mass: 2,500 kg. Perigee: 171 km. Apogee: 332 km. Inclination: 63.1 deg.

Fanhui Shi Weixing; microgravity experiments; capsule returned 8/25/92. Second stage of a two stage rocket. Aug 9 launch: designation 03. Oct 6 launch: designation 04.


06 October 1992 China 38 Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 2,100 kg. Perigee: 213 km. Apogee: 309 km. Inclination: 63.0 deg.

Fanhui Shi Weixing; remote sensing, microgravity experiments; capsule recovered 10/13/92. Second stage of a two stage rocket. Aug 9 launch: designation 03. Oct 6 launch: designation 04.


08 October 1993 Jianbing-93 P/L(2) Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2C. Mass: 2,099 kg. Perigee: 181 km. Apogee: 2,860 km. Inclination: 56.6 deg.

Microgravity; retrievable capsule ejected into higher orbit.


03 July 1994 FSW-2 RV Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2D.
20 October 1996 FSW-2 RV Launch Vehicle: CZ-2D.

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