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Yaogan 35A, 35B

Yaogan 35A and Yaogan 35B are Chinese military satellites of unknown purpose. A third different satellite, Yaogan 35C, was also launched togeteher with these.

The satellites of this triplet launch were of different designs: Yaogan 35A and Yaogan 35B were built by DFH Satellite (Beijing) and Yaogan 35C was built by SAST (Shanghai). The purpose of these satellites is not yet known; It has bee speculated that Yaogan 35A and Yaogan 35B might be imaging satellites and Yogan 35C might be a radar satellite. A SIGINT / ELINT mission has also been speculated.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation or SIGINT ?
Contractors: DFH Satellite (Beijing)
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yaogan 35A 2021-101A 06.11.2021 Xi LC-3 CZ-2D (2) with Yaogan 35B, Yaogan 35C
Yaogan 35B 2021-101B 06.11.2021 Xi LC-3 CZ-2D (2) with Yaogan 35A, Yaogan 35C

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