Satellite Satellite Yaogan 8 (Remote Sensing Satellite 8) of People´s Liberation Army (C41)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Satellite Yaogan 8 (Remote Sensing Satellite 8)
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) 1192
Apogee (km) 1205
Eccentricity 0.000858822752196604
Inclination (degrees) 100.3
Period (minutes) 109.4
Launch Mass (kg.)
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 15-12-2009
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Shanghai Academy of Satellite Technology (SAST)
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Taiyuan Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 4C
COSPAR Number 2009-072A
NORAD Number 36121
Comments Land resources surveys, etc. (see Yaogan 5). But western military believes it to be a reconnaissance satellite.


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