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Yaogan 29, 33

Yaogan 29

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, failed to reach orbit on 22 May 2019.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation (radar)
Contractors: SAST
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: 615 km × 619 km, 97.8 (#29)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yaogan 29 (YG 29, JB-x 1) 2015-069A 26.11.2015 TY LC-9 CZ-4C
Yaogan 33 (YG 33, JB-x 2) 2019-F04 22.05.2019 TY LC-9 F CZ-4C