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Yaogan 36-01A/B, 36-02A/B, 36-03A/B

Yaogan 36-01A and Yaogan 36-01B are Chinese military satellites of unknown purpose. A third different satellite, Yaogan 36-01C, was also launched together with these.

The satellites of this triplet launch were of different designs: Yaogan 36-01A and Yaogan 36-01B were built by DFH Satellite (Beijing) and Yaogan 36-01C was built by SAST (Shanghai). The purpose of these satellites is not yet known. It has be speculated that Yaogan 36-01A and Yaogan 36-01B might be imaging satellites and Yaogan 36C might be a radar satellite. SIGINT / ELINT or communications missions have also been speculated.

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

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation or SIGINT ?
Operator:
Contractors: DFH Satellite (Beijing)
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Propulsion:
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
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Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yaogan 36-01A 2022-120A 26.09.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2D (2) with Yaogan 36-01B, Yaogan 36-01C
Yaogan 36-01B 2022-120D 26.09.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2D (2) with Yaogan 36-01A, Yaogan 36-01C
Yaogan 36-02A 2022-133A 14.10.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2D (2) with Yaogan 36-02B, Yaogan 36-02C
Yaogan 36-02B 2022-133B 14.10.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2D (2) with Yaogan 36-02A, Yaogan 36-02C
Yaogan 36-03A 2022-160 27.11.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2D (2) with Yaogan 36-03B, Yaogan 36-03C
Yaogan 36-03B 2022-160 27.11.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2D (2) with Yaogan 36-03A, Yaogan 36-03C

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