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Yaogan 26 (JB-12 1)

Yaogan 26

The Yaogan 26 (Remote Sensing Satellite 14) government remote sensing satellite, likely also used as a military reconnaissance satellite, was launched by CZ-4B rocket from China's Taiyuan space center on 27 December 2014.

Yaogan 26 is likely an optical reconnaissance satellite. It has a similar orbit as the Yaogan 5 series, which has been discontinued after three launches.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
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Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
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Orbit: 485 km × 491 km, 97.4 (#26)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yaogan 26 (YG 26, JB-12 1) 2014-088A 27.12.2014 TY LC-9 CZ-4B