The Chinese Yaogan 29 (Remote Sensing Satellite-29) government remote sensing satellite, likely also used as a military reconnaissance satellite, is likely the first of a successor series to the Yaogan-1 (JB-5) class space-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system.
The satellite uses the same orbit as the Yaogan-1 class, but has, according to published illustrations, a different design.
Yaogan 29, was launched in November 2015 on a CZ-4C rocket into a 615 km × 619 km, 97.8° orbit.
A second satellite of this type, Yaogan 33-01, failed to reach orbit on 22 May 2019.
Likely the third satellite of this type, Yaogan 33-01R, reached orbit on 28 December 2020. It is believed to be a replacement for the lost satellite, although a different launch site was used and a higher orbit was obtained.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation (radar)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||615 km × 619 km, 97.8° (#29); 682 km × 686 km, 98.3° (#33R)|
|Yaogan 29 (YG 29, JB-x 1)||2015-069A||26.11.2015||TY LC-9||CZ-4C|
|Yaogan 33-01 (YG 33-01, JB-x 2)||2019-F04||22.05.2019||TY LC-9||F||CZ-4C|
|Yaogan 33-01R (YG 33-01R, JB-x 3)||2020-103A||28.12.2020||Jq LC-43/94||CZ-4C||with Weina 2|
|Yaogan 33-02 (YG 33-02, JB-x 4)||2022-106A||02.09.2022||Jq LC-43/94||CZ-4C|
Further Yaogan missions:
Further JB (JianBing) missions: