Chinese military radar satellite Yaogan 23 is launched by a Long March 2C

by | Nov 17, 2014 | China, Military space | 0 comments

At 1853 GMT on 14 November 2014, a suspected Chinese military radar satellite, Yaogan 23, was launched by a Long March 2C launch vehicle operating from the Taiyuan launch site in China. The satellite is thought to be from the same Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) design as Yaogan 18, buit by the Shanghai Academy of Space Technology.  Officially the spacecraft has a civil use in being used for scientific experiments, remote sensing, and disaster monitoring.  However, Western analysts believe that this SAR satellite really has a military  use.

 

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