The FSW-3 (Fanhui Shi Weixing) or JB-2 series is one of the most recent series of chinese recoverable satellites. These satellites feature cameras for Earth observation and probably microgravity experiments.
The first was launched in late 2003 on a CZ-2D (stretched) launch vehicle.
The lifetime of the first mission was 24 days. The second returned after 18 days, destroying the roof of a house during landing.
This series was operated parallel to the FSW-4 (JB-4) series.
|Type / Application:||Reconnaissance, Earth observation, Micro-gravity|
|Propulsion:||FG-23A retro motor ?|
|FSW-3 1 (FSW 18, JB-2 1)||2003-051A||03.11.2003||Jq LC-43/94||CZ-2D (2)|
|FSW-3 3 (FSW 20, JB-2 2)||2004-039A||27.09.2004||Jq LC-43/94||CZ-2D (2)|
|FSW-3 5 (FSW 22, JB-2 3)||2005-033A||29.08.2005||Jq LC-43/94||CZ-2D (2)|
Further JB missions: