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Status

Success

Yaogan-30-05

Launch Time
Fri Jul 26, 2019 03:57 UTC
First time that grids fins are used on a Long March 2.

Rocket

Long March 2C
CASC
Status: Active
Price: $30.8 million
Liftoff Thrust: 2,962 kN
Payload to LEO: 3,850 kg
Payload to GTO: 1,250 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 42.0 m

Mission Details

Yaogan-30-05

Yaogan refers to a series of Chinese reconnaissance satellites launched in the early 21st century. Chinese media describe the satellites as intended for "scientific experiments, land survey, crop yield assessment, and disaster monitoring". Western analysts suspect that they are also used for military purposes. Analysts believe that each satellite employs either optical or synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensors and that the SAR satellites are of the Jian Bing-5 series.
Payloads: 1
Low Earth Orbit

Location

LC-3, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China

Stats

2019

50th orbital launch attempt