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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.

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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