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Yaogan 27



Xinhua reported the satellite will be used “for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention.” But analysts believe the spacecraft is intended to operate as a military spy satellite.

Alternate Names

  • 40878
  • Yaogan27

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2015-08-27
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4C
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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