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Yaogan 17A



The Yaogan Weixing Satellite Fleet consists of remote sensing spacecraft that either carry optical, Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) or electronic intelligence payloads. According to Chinese Officials, the Yaogan Satellite Constellation is used for scientific experiments, land survey, crop yield assessment, and disaster monitoring. However, it is believed that the satellite system serves military purposes.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2013-09-01
    Launch Vehicle: Long March 4C
    Launch Site: Jiuquan, 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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