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YAOGAN 16A

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YAOGAN 16A is classified as:


NORAD ID: 39011
Int'l Code: 2012-066A
Perigee: 973.2 km
Apogee: 1,221.3 km
Inclination: 63.4 °
Period: 107.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 7468 km
RCS: 2.894 m2 (large)
Launch date: November 25, 2012
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China (JSC)

YAOGAN 16A was designed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp., a state-owned space contractor. The satellite is designed for a variety of uses, including technological experimentation, land resource surveying, agricultural yield estimation and disaster prevention and reduction. China's naval observation satellites are the counterpart to the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office's Naval Ocean Surveillance System, or NOSS, which include two or three formation-flying satellites in similar orbits. China's Yaogan satellites are likely run by the Chinese military, according to Western analysts.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 39011U 12066A   17348.60008266 -.00000074 +00000-0 +24743-4 0  9996
2 39011 063.3799 011.9063 0166116 006.7617 353.5595 13.45168030248236
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC