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YAOGAN 29

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YAOGAN 29 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 41038
Int'l Code: 2015-069A
Perigee: 634.0 km
Apogee: 636.4 km
Inclination: 97.9 °
Period: 97.3 minutes
Semi major axis: 7006 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: November 26, 2015
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Taiyaun Space Center, China (TSC)

YAOGAN 29 is a Chinese radar reconnaissance satellite. Space experts believe the Yaogan name is a cover for Chinese military satellites, and the details of the launch of Yaogan 29 match three previous rocket launches, which lifted off in 2006, 2007 and 2010 from the same launch site, aboard the same type of booster and placed their payloads into nearly identical orbits. The similarities mean Yaogan 29 is likely a successor to the Yaogan 1, Yaogan 3 and Yaogan 10 satellites, which analysts say carried high-resolution radar mapping instruments for all-weather reconnaissance.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 41038U 15069A   17231.12144265  .00000036  00000-0  11427-4 0  9994
2 41038  97.9035 212.4034 0001782  60.5911 299.5482 14.80400525 93399
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC