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YAOGAN-30 A

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YAOGAN-30 A is classified as:


NORAD ID: 42945
Int'l Code: 2017-058A
Perigee: 591.0 km
Apogee: 604.1 km
Inclination: 35.0 °
Period: 96.5 minutes
Semi major axis: 6968 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: September 29, 2017
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Xichang Space Center, China (XSC)

YAOGAN-30 A is part of a Yaogan-30 (01) Chinese triplet satellite launched on September 29, 2017. According to the official launch announcement, the Yaogan-30 (01) satellites were developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences to create a multi-satellite system for electromagnetic environment detection which could be interpreted as a science-driven mission, though intelligence-gathering in the electromagnetic spectrum could also fall within the realm. Even if operating from a lower inclination than the typical Yaogan trios, the satellites could still cover the majority of Earth's marine traffic routes, if ship-tracking and characterization is indeed their role.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 42945U 17058A   17289.83208395 -.00000725  00000-0 -66664-4 0  9998
2 42945  35.0051 303.0408 0009368  31.6820 328.4199 14.92419827  2649
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC