Satellite Satellite Yaogan 13 (Remote Sensing Satellite 13) of People´s Liberation Army (C41)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Satellite Yaogan 13 (Remote Sensing Satellite 13)
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) 506
Apogee (km) 507
Eccentricity 0.0000727
Inclination (degrees) 97.4
Period (minutes) 94.8
Launch Mass (kg.)
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 29-11-2011
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Taiyuan Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 2C
COSPAR Number 2011-072A
NORAD Number 37941
Comments Remote sensing; help with crop estimates and diasaster alert/remedy; believed to actually be a military radar satellite.


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