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.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation or SIGINT ?|
|Power:||Solar arrays, batteries|
|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 ?|