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Yaogan 30-01, 30-02, 30-03

Yaogan 30-01 [CCTV]

The Yaogan 30-01 to 30-03 (Remote Sensing Satellite-30-01 to 30-03) satellites, were launched by CZ-2C (3) rocket from China's Xichang space center on 29 September 2017. The purpose is not confirmed, although the news reports hint towards a SIGINT or technological mission.

The satellites are spaced by 120 in their orbit. Reportedly, these satellites are working in cooperation with the Yaogan 30 satellite.

Nation: China
Type / Application: SIGINT ?
Operator:
Contractors: Chinese Academy of Sciences' Small Satellite Center
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 592 km × 601 km, 35.00
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yaogan 30-01 (YG 30-01) 2017-058A 29.09.2017 Xi LC-3 CZ-2C (3) with Yaogan 30-02, Yaogan 30-03
Yaogan 30-02 (YG 30-02) 2017-058B 29.09.2017 Xi LC-3 CZ-2C (3) with Yaogan 30-01, Yaogan 30-03
Yaogan 30-03 (YG 30-03) 2017-058C 29.09.2017 Xi LC-3 CZ-2C (3) with Yaogan 30-01, Yaogan 30-02