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YAOGAN 17B

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YAOGAN 17B is classified as:


NORAD ID: 39240
Int'l Code: 2013-046B
Perigee: 955.6 km
Apogee: 1,238.8 km
Inclination: 63.4 °
Period: 107.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 7468 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: September 1, 2013
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China (JSC)

YAOGAN 17B will reportedly conduct scientific experiments, carry out land surveys, monitor crop yields and aid in preventing natural disasters. But analysts believe the launch's passengers were three intelligence-gathering satellites. Yaogan 17's altitude and inclination match the orbits of two other Chinese launches in 2010 and 2012. Each of those launches deployed three satellites in orbit, and U.S. military tracking data indicate Sunday's launch also released multiple spacecraft after arriving in space.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 39240U 13046B   19077.91485447  .00000067  00000-0  23851-3 0  9993
2 39240  63.4077  62.4441 0189604   3.6901 356.5469 13.45185085272262
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC