Satellite Yaogan 15 (Remote Sensing Satellite 15) of People´s Liberation Army (C41)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Yaogan 15 (Remote Sensing Satellite 15)
Country of Operator/Owner China (PR)
Operator/Owner People´s Liberation Army (C41)
Users Military
Purpose Remote Sensing
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 1201
Apogee (km) 1207
Eccentricity 0.00039609189331925
Inclination (degrees) 100.2
Period (minutes) 109.5
Launch Mass (kg.) 1040
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 29-05-2012
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Taiyuan Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 4C
COSPAR Number 2012-029A
NORAD Number 38354
Comments Xinhua gave the objectives as "mainly used for scientific experiments, land resources survey, crop yield estimation of production and disaster prevention and mitigation".


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