Re: New China launch?

Phillip Clark (
Wed, 11 Jun 1997 09:08:38 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Agapov Vladimir wrote:
> It seems, China had launched new satellite yesterday evening.

I assume that this is FY-2 1R, China's first geosynch orbit 
meteorological satellite aboard a CZ-3: it was due this month.   The "R" 
is because the original FY-2 1 was destroyed in a pre-launch 
propellant-loading accident before being mated to the launch vehicle in 

If anyone has Chinese-announced launch times for this flight and last 
month's Zhongxing 8 (DFH-3 2) then I would appreciate them.   The Chinese 
seem to have stopped putting out Information Notes for new launches !

Phillip Clark

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