FSW China Recoverable Satellites (Guangmei, Shijian 19, SJ 8, Sj 10, China Academy of Space Technology))
Recoverable and returnable satellites called FSW developed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and launched since 1975. Generation 5 (FSW-5) is planned to be reusable and commercial applications.
Company - FSW China Recoverable Satellites (Guangmei, Shijian 19, SJ 8, Sj 10, China Academy of Space Technology))
Product/Service - FSW
- Cargo Transportation & Landers
- Microgravity Flight Service (LEO)
Microgravity Flight Service (Reusable Satellite)
- Space Capsule
- First launch
Launched from 1975 to 1992. Height ~3m and weight ~2000 kg.
Launched from 1993 to 1996. Height ~4m and weight ~3000 kg.
Launched from 2003 to 2005. Height ~5m and weight ~3500 kg.
Launched from 2006 to 2016. Height ~5m and weight ~3500 kg. The missions should include SJ 8 (Shijian 8) launched in 2006 and SJ 10 (Shijian 10) launched in 2016.
The SJ-10 Recoverable Microgravity Satellite of China. There are totally 19 scientific payloads. Among them, there are two multitask payloads, one is a multi-function furnace for 8 materials research missions, the other is a payload of three-dimensional cell culture for researches on neural stem cell and hematopoietic stem cell.
Reusable biological commercial satellite to carry out space-borne and space biology experiments.
First flight of a new generation retrievable satellite for space science in microgravity in 2020 (a slip from 2019). Can carry 500-600 kg of recoverable payload, can be reused up to 15 times.
Zhao Huiguang made a report on "Research on the Development of a New Generation of Commercial Returnable Satellites" at the salon , summarizing the development of China's returnable satellites and current commercial returnable satellite projects, and put forward ideas for the future technology and application development of returnable satellites.
Will fly on Shijian 19 mission but it has been delayed since 2019 as of early 2023.
While launched since 1975, the Status of "Development" and launch of "2023" applies to the fifth generation reusable capsule (FSW-5), which should also have commercial applications.
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