Satellite Yaogan 7 (Remote Sensing Satellite 7) of People´s Liberation Army (C41)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Yaogan 7 (Remote Sensing Satellite 7)
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) 628
Apogee (km) 665
Eccentricity 0.00263664220052733
Inclination (degrees) 98
Period (minutes) 97.7
Launch Mass (kg.) 2700
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 09-12-2009
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 2D
COSPAR Number 2009-069A
NORAD Number 36110
Comments Land resources surveys, etc. (see Yaogan 5). But western military believes it to be a reconnaissance satellite.


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