Yaogan 35-01A and Yaogan 35-01B are Chinese military satellites of unknown purpose. A third different satellite, Yaogan 35-01C, was also launched together with these.
The satellites of this triplet launch were of different designs: Yaogan 35-01A and Yaogan 35-01B were built by DFH Satellite (Beijing) and Yaogan 35-01C was built by SAST (Shanghai). The purpose of these satellites is not yet known. It has be speculated that Yaogan 35-01A and Yaogan 35-01B might be imaging satellites and Yaogan 35C might be a radar satellite. SIGINT / ELINT or communications missions have also been speculated.
Further batches were launched in June, July, August and September 2022.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation or SIGINT ?|
|Contractors:||DFH Satellite (Beijing)|
|Power:||Solar arrays, batteries|
|Yaogan 35-01A||2021-101A||06.11.2021||Xi LC-3||CZ-2D (2)||with Yaogan 35-01B, Yaogan 35-01C|
|Yaogan 35-01B||2021-101B||06.11.2021||Xi LC-3||CZ-2D (2)||with Yaogan 35-01A, Yaogan 35-01C|
|Yaogan 35-02A||2022-068A||23.06.2022||Xi LC-3||CZ-2D (2)||with Yaogan 35-02B, Yaogan 35-02C|
|Yaogan 35-02B||2022-068B||23.06.2022||Xi LC-3||CZ-2D (2)||with Yaogan 35-02A, Yaogan 35-02C|
|Yaogan 35-03A||2022-088A||29.07.2022||Xi LC-3||CZ-2D (2)||with Yaogan 35-03B, Yaogan 35-03C|
|Yaogan 35-03B||2022-088C||29.07.2022||Xi LC-3||CZ-2D (2)||with Yaogan 35-03A, Yaogan 35-03C|
|Yaogan 35-04A||2022-100A||19.08.2022||Xi LC-3||CZ-2D (2)||with Yaogan 35-04B, Yaogan 35-04C|
|Yaogan 35-04B||2022-100C||19.08.2022||Xi LC-3||CZ-2D (2)||with Yaogan 35-04A, Yaogan 35-04C|
|Yaogan 35-05A||2022-109A||06.09.2022||Xi LC-3||CZ-2D (2)||with Yaogan 35-05B, Yaogan 35-05C, VampiriSat 1 ?|
|Yaogan 35-05B||2022-109B||06.09.2022||Xi LC-3||CZ-2D (2)||with Yaogan 35-05A, Yaogan 35-05C, VampiriSat 1 ?|