Satellite Yaogan 6 (Remote Sensing Satellite 6, Jian Bing 7-A) of People´s Liberation Army (C41)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Yaogan 6 (Remote Sensing Satellite 6, Jian Bing 7-A)
Country of Operator/Owner China (PR)
Operator/Owner People´s Liberation Army (C41)
Users Government
Purpose Remote Sensing
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 511
Apogee (km) 512
Eccentricity 7.26585773450556E-05
Inclination (degrees) 97.3
Period (minutes) 94.9
Launch Mass (kg.) 1800
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 22-04-2009
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Shanghai Academy of Satellite Technology (SAST)
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Taiyuan Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 2C
COSPAR Number 2009-021A
NORAD Number 34839
Comments Land resources surveys, etc. (see Yaogan 5). But western military believes it to be a reconnaissance satellite.


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