LAUNCH CENTER

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Success
Wed Apr 26 2006
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Yaogan Weixing 1

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

April 26, 2006 at 6:48 PM EDT

(April 26, 2006 at 10:48 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

April 26, 2006 at 6:48 PM EDT

(April 26, 2006 at 10:48 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

April 26, 2006 at 6:48 PM EDT

(April 26, 2006 at 10:48 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Government/Top Secret
    • The Yaogan 1 (Remote Sensing Satellite-1) government remote sensing satellite, likely also used as a military reconnaissance satellite, was launched by CZ-4C rocket from China's Taiyuan space center on 26 April 2006. It is China's first space-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system. The military designation of the satellite is Jian Bing-5 (JB-5). The whole development project was funded by the PLA.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

    Pad

    Launch Complex 7