It’s possible that Yaogan 33 satellite is a radar reconnaissance satellite.
Another new Yaogan 33 satellite has been launched by China. At 4:15 pm EDT on September 26 (2015 GMT; 4:15 am Beijing Time on September 27), a Long March 4C rocket launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert.
Within an hour of liftoff, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) declared the launch successful and identified the hitherto unidentified payload as Yaogan 33 satellite (04), the fourth satellite in the Yaogan 33 series.
This launch comes after the third Yaogan 33 satellite was launched earlier in the month.
The Long March 4C that launched from Jiuquan carried that satellite as well.
Everything about Yaogan 33 satellite (04)
The US Space Force has been monitoring Yaogan 33 satellite (04) in an orbit that is 680 by 688 kilometers in size and 422-by-428 miles altitude.
Similar to other Yaogan journeys, no information about the spacecraft was made public.
The Yaogan 33 satellite will be utilized for scientific research, resource assessments, crop yield estimation, and disaster prevention and relief, according to Chinese state media.
According to earlier reports, the Yaogan 33 group is a collection of SAR satellites that are based in space. Through clouds and at night, SAR satellites can capture precise photos of the ground.
Yaogan satellites are typically classified Chinese remote sensing satellites that are believed to be used for military objectives by Western observers.
The launch of Yaogan 33 satellite (04) was the 45th for China in 2023. It comes just a week after the nation’s first launch failure of the year when a Ceres-1 solid rocket run by the private company Galactic Energy was unable to reach orbit.