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Yaogan 8, 15, 19, 22, 27 (JB-9 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Yaogan 8 [CCTV]

The Yaogan 8 (Remote Sensing Satellite-8) government remote sensing satellite, likely also used as a military reconnaissance 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 reconnaissance 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. The third satellite, Yaogan 19, followed on 20 November 2013. A fourth satellite, Yaogan 22, was launched 20 October 2014. The fifth satellite, Yaogan 27, was put into orbit on 27 August 2015.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator:
Contractors: SAST
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1040 kg
Orbit: 1200 km × 1212 km, 100.5 (#8); 1198 km × 1204 km, 100.2 (#15); 1119 km × 1204 km, 100.4 (#19); 1196 km × 1209 km, 100.3 (#22)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yaogan 8 (YG 8, JB-9 1) 2009-072A 15.12.2009 TY LC-9 CZ-4C with XW 1
Yaogan 15 (YG 15, JB-9 2) 2012-029A 29.05.2012 TY LC-9 CZ-4C
Yaogan 19 (YG 19, JB-9 3) 2013-065A 20.11.2013 TY LC-9 CZ-4C
Yaogan 22 (YG 22, JB-9 4) 2014-063A 20.10.2014 TY LC-9 CZ-4C
Yaogan 27 (YG 27, JB-9 5) 2015-040A 27.08.2015 TY LC-9 CZ-4C