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    YAOGAN 15 can be found in the following categories:
    Space & Earth Science

    NORAD ID: 38354
    Int'l Code: 2012-029A
    Perigee: 1,196.0 km
    Apogee: 1,206.7 km
    Inclination: 100.6 °
    Period: 109.5 minutes
    Semi major axis: 7579 km
    Launch date: May 29, 2012
    Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
    Comments: YAOGAN 15 is believed to be a surveillance satellite. The spacecraft will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land surveys, monitor crop yields and aid in reducing and preventing natural disasters according to Xinhua. But Yaogan satellites are believed by independent experts to be military spacecraft with observation and surveillance sensors. Yaogan 15 may carry a radar payload designed for all-weather, day-and-night imaging of locations around the world. Other Yaogan satellites likely feature advanced high-resolution optical cameras.

    Two Line Element Set (TLE):

    1 38354U 12029A   15109.43271622 -.00000039  00000-0  18714-4 0  9998
    2 38354 100.6395 228.2180 0007061 040.5560 319.6081 13.15652426138696
    Source: AFSPC

    NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog entry for YAOGAN 15

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