Satellite Satellite Yaogan 12 (Remote Sensing Satellite 12) of People´s Liberation Army (C41)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Satellite Yaogan 12 (Remote Sensing Satellite 12)
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) 487
Apogee (km) 496
Eccentricity 0.00065583327260803
Inclination (degrees) 97.4
Period (minutes) 94.4
Launch Mass (kg.)
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 09-11-2011
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Taiyuan Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 4B
COSPAR Number 2011-066B
NORAD Number 37875
Comments Remote sensing; help with crop estimates and diasaster alert/remedy; believed to actually be a military radar satellite.


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