Yaogan 8 [CCTV]
The Yaogan 8 (Remote Sensing Satellite-8) remote sensing satellite was launched by CZ-4C rocket from China's Taiyuan space center on 15. December 2009. It is the first of a new generation of optical reconnaisance satellites.
YG-8 was built by the Aerospace Shanghai Technical Institute of th China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. The optical payload on YG-8 was developed by the Changchun Light Technology Institute.
A second satellite of this class, Yaogan 15, was successfully launched on 29. May 2012.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||1202 km × 1207 km, 100.1°|
|Yaogan 8||15.12.2009||TY LC-9||CZ-4C||with XW 1|
|Yaogan 15||29.05.2012||TY LC-9||CZ-4C|