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Yaogan 6, 13, 18, 23 (JB-7 1, 2, 3, 4)

Yaogan 13 [CCTV]

The Yaogan 6 (Remote Sensing Satellite-6) government remote sensing satellite, likely also used as a military reconnaissance satellite, was launched by CZ-2C (3) rocket from China's Taiyuan space center on 22. April 2009. It is likely an radar reconnaissance satellite.

The second satellite in this series, Yaogan 13, was launched on 29. November 2011 also from Taiyuan space center.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation, radar
Operator:
Contractors: SAST
Equipment: SAR
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 517 km × 519 km, 97.3 (#6); 502 km × 504 km, 97.4 (#13); 509 km × 509 km, 97.5 (#18)

Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yaogan 6 (YG 6, JB-7 1) 2009-021A 22.04.2009 TY LC-7 CZ-2C (3)
Yaogan 13 (YG 13, JB-7 2) 2011-072A 29.11.2011 TY LC-9 CZ-2C (3)
Yaogan 18 (YG 18, JB-7 3) 2013-059A 29.10.2013 TY LC-9 CZ-2C (3)
Yaogan 23 (YG 23, JB-7 4) 2014-071A 14.11.2014 TY LC-9 CZ-2C (3)