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Remote Sensing Satellite 1



RSS 1 (Remote Sensing Satellite 1) is a Chinese (PRC) photo-imaging satellite that was launched by a Long March 4B rocket from Taiyuan Launch Center at 22:48 UT on 26 April 2006. The 2.7 tonne satellite carries instruments to enable land survey, crop appraisal and disaster monitoring.

Alternate Names

  • 29092
  • RemoteSensingSatellite1
  • Yaogan 1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-04-26
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4B
Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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