Tracking 25372 objects as of 24-Jan-2022
HD Live streaming from Space Station
objects crossing your sky now


Track YAOGAN 20A now!
10-day predictions
YAOGAN 20A is classified as:

NORAD ID: 40109
Int'l Code: 2014-047A
Perigee: 912.0 km
Apogee: 1,282.1 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.
Your satellite tracking list
Your tracking list is empty

NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 40109U 14047A   22024.60224402 -.00000160  00000-0 -97837-4 0  9997
2 40109  63.3891 190.3372 0247774   7.7453 352.7287 13.45209403366626
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC