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Yaogan 2, 4, 7, 11, 24, 30 (JB-6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Yaogan 11 (JB-6 3)

The Yaogan 2 (Remote Sensing Satellite-2) government remote sensing satellite, likely also used as a military reconnaissance satellite, was launched by CZ-2D (2) rocket from China's Jiuquan space center on 25 May 2007. It is an optical complement to the SAR-equipped Yaogan 1 satellite.

Yaogan 4 was launched on 1 December 2008. The third, Yaogan 7 followed on 9 December 2009. A fourth, Yaogan 11, was launched on 22 September 2010.

The fifth satellite, Yaogan 24, which might possibly mark the beginning of an improved version, was put into orbit on 20 November 2014.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator:
Contractors: CAST
Equipment:
Configuration: CAST2000 bus ?
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 631 km × 655 km, 97.8 (#2); 633 km × 652 km, 97.9 (#4); 630 km × 666 km, 97.8 (#7); 631 km × 655 km, 97.8 (#11); 625 km × 651 km, 98.1 (#24); 626 km × 657 km, 98.0 (#30)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yaogan 2 (YG 2, JB-6 1) 2007-019A 25.05.2007 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2) with ZDPS 1
Yaogan 4 (YG 4, JB-6 2) 2008-061A 01.12.2008 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2)
Yaogan 7 (YG 7, JB-6 3) 2009-069A 09.12.2009 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2)
Yaogan 11 (YG 11, JB-6 4) 2010-047A 22.09.2010 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2) with ZDPS 1A-1, ZDPS 1A-2
Yaogan 24 (YG 24, JB-6 5) 2014-072A 20.11.2014 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2)
Yaogan 30 (YG 30, JB-6 6) ? 2016-029A 15.05.2016 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2)

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