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Yaogan 35-01C, 35-03C, 35-03C, 35-04C, 35-05C

Yaogan 35-01C is a Chinese military satellite of unknown purpose. A two different satellites, Yaogan 35-01A and Yaogan 35-01B, were also launched together with it.

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.

It is unknown, if and how the Yaogan 35 triplets differ from the Yaogan 36 and Yaogan 35 triplets.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation or SIGINT ?
Contractors: SAST
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yaogan 35-01C 2021-101D 06.11.2021 Xi LC-3 CZ-2D (2) with Yaogan 35-01A, Yaogan 35-01B
Yaogan 35-02C 2022-068C 23.06.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2D (2) with Yaogan 35-02A, Yaogan 35-02B
Yaogan 35-03C 2022-088E 29.07.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2D (2) with Yaogan 35-03A, Yaogan 35-03B
Yaogan 35-04C 2022-100E 19.08.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2D (2) with Yaogan 35-04A, Yaogan 35-04B
Yaogan 35-05C 2022-109D 06.09.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2D (2) with Yaogan 35-05A, Yaogan 35-05B, VampiriSat 1 ?

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