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YAOGAN 27 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 40878
Int'l Code: 2015-040A
Perigee: 1,201.5 km
Apogee: 1,213.2 km
Inclination: 100.2 °
Period: 109.4 minutes
Semi major axis: 7578 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: August 27, 2015
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Taiyaun Space Center, China (TSC)

YAOGAN 27 is officially designed "for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention" (Xinhua), but analysts believe the spacecraft is intended to operate as a military spy satellite. The commonalities with some other Chinese orbiters likely mean Yaogan 27 is the next in a sequence of optical reconnaissance satellites designed to supply high-resolution imagery to the Chinese military and intelligence agencies.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 40878U 15040A   20148.47352005 -.00000043  00000-0  11993-5 0  9994
2 40878 100.2337 197.4684 0007726 269.9481  90.0749 13.15965041228258
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC