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YAOGAN 22 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 40275
Int'l Code: 2014-063A
Perigee: 1,205.5 km
Apogee: 1,214.0 km
Inclination: 100.5 °
Period: 109.5 minutes
Semi major axis: 7580 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: October 20, 2014
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Taiyaun Space Center, China (TSC)

YAOGAN 22 is Chinesea reconnaissance satellite. China did not announce the launch ahead of time, keeping with standard practice for nearly all Chinese rocket flights. Tracking data from the U.S. Air Force's Space Surveillance Network indicated the satellite was put into orbit 1,200 kilometers, or 745 miles, above Earth at an inclination of about 100 degrees. The satellite will be used for scientific experiments, natural resource surveying, estimating crop yields and disaster relief' - according to Xinhua. But Western analysts believe Yaogan satellites conduct global surveillance with high-resolution imaging payloads for Chinese intelligence and military authorities.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 40275U 14063A   18317.47644331 -.00000045  00000-0  00000+0 0  9993
2 40275 100.4527  67.9120 0005570 347.5045  12.5929 13.15331547195252
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC