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YAOGAN 20A

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YAOGAN 20A is classified as:


NORAD ID: 40109
Int'l Code: 2014-047A
Perigee: 1,014.5 km
Apogee: 1,180.0 km
Inclination: 63.4 °
Period: 107.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 7468 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: August 9, 2014
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China (JSC)

YAOGAN 20A is one of the 3 satellites launched into orbit on August 9, 2014 on a clandestine mission that will likely serve Chinese intelligence and military organizations. Described by official sources as a single remote sensing satellite, the Yaogan 20 payload will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land surveys, monitor crop yields and aid in preventing and reducing natural disasters, according to Xinhua. But U.S. military tracking data detected three satellites, plus the Long March rocket's upper stage, attributed to this launch from China. Western analysts believe the triplets have a naval surveillance mission. Satellites operated by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office flying in similar orbits are believed to monitor global naval activity.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 40109U 14047A   17326.42764326 -.00000041  00000-0  80112-4 0  9995
2 40109  63.3987 146.8225 0110800   3.7130 356.4695 13.45174733161592
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC