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Yaogan 34

Yaogan 34

The Chinese Yaogan 34 (Remote Sensing Satellite-34) is the first of a series of government optical remote sensing satellites, likely also used as a military reconnaissance satellites.

It was described as an optical remote sensing satellite, mainly used in territorial survey, urban planning, land right confirmation, road network design, crop yield estimation, disaster prevention and mitigation and other fields, and can provide information guarantee for the construction of the "Belt and Road".

  • Yaogan 34, was launched in April 2021 on a CZ-4C rocket into orbit.
  • Yaogan 34-02 followed in March 2022 also on a CZ-4C rocket.
  • Yaogan 34-03 followed in November 2022 also on a CZ-4C rocket.
  • Yaogan 34-04 was launched in March 2023 again on a CZ-4C rocket.
Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Contractors: SAST
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: 1083 km × 1105 km, 63.38
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yaogan 34 2021-037A 30.04.2021 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-4C
Yaogan 34-02 2022-027A 17.03.2022 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-4C
Yaogan 34-03 2022-154A 15.11.2022 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-4C
Yaogan 34-04 2023-048A 31.03.2023 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-4C

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