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CASC said the new satellite will operate in a network with the Yaogan 34-01 remote sensing satellite launched last year. China’s state media said the satellite “will be used for the survey of land resources, urban planning, crop yield estimation, and disaster prevention and reduction.”

Yaogan 34-02 will also be able to rapidly revisit regions on Earth, providing regularly-updated imagery of the same location.

China uses the Yaogan name as a cover for military spy satellites. Chinese officials didn’t mention any military use for the Yaogan 34-02 satellite., but CASC last year said Yaogan 34-01 will support “national defense” efforts.

The launch March 17 marked the 27th mission worldwide this year to successfully reach orbit, and the sixth Chinese space launch since Jan. 1.

Alternate Names

  • 52084
  • Yaogan3402

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2022-03-17
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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