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YAOGAN 16C

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YAOGAN 16C is classified as:


NORAD ID: 39013
Int'l Code: 2012-066C
Perigee: 968.4 km
Apogee: 1,226.1 km
Inclination: 63.4 °
Period: 107.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 7468 km
RCS: 3.023 m2 (large)
Launch date: November 25, 2012
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China (JSC)

YAOGAN 16C 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 39013U 12066C   18049.91135172 +.00000070 +00000-0 +24830-3 0  9999
2 39013 063.3786 200.7323 0172528 006.8335 353.4982 13.45172371257189
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC