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Yaogan 20A



Remote sensing satellite described as undertaking land resources surveys and crop yield estimation. However, its purpose may be ocean surveillance similar to the US NOSS triplet formations that orbited at a similar altitude and inclination.

Alternate Names

  • 40109
  • Yaogan20

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-08-09
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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