Following on from its crewed launch China orbits more mundane ocean surveillance trio

by | Jun 18, 2021 | China, Launches, Military space, Satellites, Seradata News

China successfully launched a Long March 2C (CZ-2C) vehicle carrying the YAOGAN 30-09A, B, and C and TIANQI 14 satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China, at 0630 GMT on 18 June. The three YAOGAN satellites are assessed to be used for Ocean Surveillance using Elint equipment, while the TIANQI 14 satellite will be used for Communications – Store/Forward/IoT operations.

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Phil Hylands contributed to this article. 

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