China uses Long March 2D/2 to launch trio of Yaogan-35 SIGINT sats

by | Jul 29, 2022 | China, Launches, Military space, Satellites

China launched a Long March 2D/2 (CZ-2D) rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 1328 GMT on 29 July. The rocket carried a trio of Yaogon-35 satellites to LEO. This is the third batch of units with this designation. They are reported to be used for “Scientific experiments, land and  resources census and other fields.” However, it is believed that they also have a military SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) purpose.

 

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