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Yaogan 5, 12, 21 (JB-10 1, 2, 3)

Yaogan 5 (JB-10 1) [CCTV]

The Yaogan 5 (Remote Sensing Satellite 5) satellite series consist of optical government remote sensing satellites, likely used as a military reconnaissance satellite. They appear to be the successors to the ZY-2 (JB-3) series.

Yaogan 5 was launched by CZ-4B rocket from China's Taiyuan space center on 15. December 2008. It is likely an optical reconnaissance satellite.

The second satellite of this series, Yaogan 12, was launched on 9 November 2011 together with a piggy-back microsatellite.

A third one called Yaogan 21 was put into orbit on 8 September 2014. This one is reportedly the las unit of this series.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Contractors: CAST
Configuration: Phoenix-Eye-2 bus
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: 494 km × 501 km, 97.4 (#5); 479 km × 495 km, 97.4 (#12); 476 km × 493 km, 97.42 (#21)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yaogan 5 (YG 5, JB-10 1) 2008-064A 15.12.2008 TY LC-9 CZ-4B
Yaogan 12 (YG 12, JB-10 2) 2011-066B 09.11.2011 TY LC-9 CZ-4B with TX 1
Yaogan 21 (YG 21, JB-10 3) 2014-053A 08.09.2014 TY LC-9 CZ-4B with TT 2