Yaogan-30 Remote Sensing Satellite Has Been Launched by China [ Current Affairs ]


Yaogan-30 remote-sensing satellite has been successfully launched by China into sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) by the Long March-2D rocket. The rocket was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center located in Gobi reward in northwest China’s Gansu Province.

  • It was the 227th flight of the Long March rocket series.
  • It was also the second detour launch from the Jiuquan Satellite launch Center in 2016.

Key facts:

  • The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) has built the Yaogan-30 satellite.
  • It is part of second age group of the Yaogan series inducted in 2008.
  • In 2006 the first Yaogan satellite was launched.
  • Features: along with batteries it has two deployable solar arrays. It uses the CAST-2000 platform, which has a dry mass of about one metric ton.
  • Applications: For land surveys, crop yield estimates, experiments and disaster relief purposes Yaogan-30 will be used.
  • Western Critics have faith in that Yaogan-30 is tailored with electronic intelligence (ELINT), electro-optical and synthetic opening radar-sensing gear to conduct armed reconnaissance on a global scale.
  • The Long March 2D is a two-stage rocket which is mostly castoff to launch a variety of satellites to low-Earth orbit (LEO) and SSO.

- Published on: May 16, 2016