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.
Product/Service - FSW
- Cargo Transportation & Landers
- Microgravity Flight Service (LEO)
Microgravity Flight Service (Reusable Satellite)
- Space Capsule
- First launch
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.
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.
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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