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.

ChinaFlag

About Seradata

Seradata produce the renowned SpaceTrak Launch & Satellite Database. Trusted by 100 of the world’s leading Space organisations, SpaceTrak is a fully queryable database used for market analysis, failure/risk assessment, spectrum analysis and space situational awareness (SSA).

For more information go to www.seradata.com/spacetrak

Related Articles

Third triplet of Yaogan 30 satellites launched by China this year

Lifting-off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China, a Long March 2C (CZ-2C) rocket has carried four satellites in to Read more

China launches new cartography satellite to LEO

China successfully launched a Long March 2D/2 (CZ-2D/2) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China, at 0401 GMT on 29 Read more

Electron returns to flight as Rocket Lab launches payload for US military

Rocket Lab has successfully deployed a satellite for the US Space Force into low Earth orbit completing a return-to-flight after Read more

Anuvu, formerly Global Eagle, orders first two small GEO sats from Astranis

Anuvu, which emerged from the Chapter 11 proceedings of Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) in March, has contracted with newspace satellite Read more

Hubble returns to operations but is on borrowed time

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is back online after a month of downtime due to a malfunctioning payload computer. The Read more

Nauka module limps towards ISS after suffering multiple issues in orbit following successful Proton launch (Updated)

The newest ISS module, known as Nauka, was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, by a Proton M at 1458 GMT on Read more

Lynk Global signs up for future Falcon 9 launch through Spaceflight Inc

Newspace company Lynk Global has contracted with launch arranger Spaceflight Inc to manifest multiple satellites on an upcoming SpaceX rideshare Read more

Measat-3 drifting in GEO arc after anomaly

Peter B. De Selding of Space Intel Report has reported that the Measat-3 satellite looks to be in trouble. Read here. Read more

Cookies & Privacy

Click here to read about use of cookies on the website

Categories

Archives