Chinese Yaogan 30 spysat is launched by Long March 2D/2

by | May 16, 2016 | China, Launches, Military space, Satellites | 0 comments

At 0423 GMT on 15 May 2016, a Long March 2D/2 rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan launch site in China. Aboard was the Yaogan 30 – a satellite which is officially to be used for remote sensing and crop monitoring etc but is thought by Western analysts to be a military reconnaissance satellite for China. The spacecraft was placed into a 653 x 625 km near polar sun-synchronous low Earth orbit at 98.1 degrees inclination relative to the equatorial plane.

 

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