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Yaogan 17B



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.

Alternate Names

  • 39240
  • Yaogan17B

Facts in Brief

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