China launched the remote sensing-enabled “Yaogan-40” satellite – Last Minute Technology News

The launch was the 487th mission performed with Long March rockets.

It was stated that the satellite with remote sensing feature will be used for electromagnetic environmental detection and related technical tests.

“Yaogan” means “remote sensing” in Chinese. Some Western sources claim that the Yaogan-class satellites are for military intelligence purposes and are controlled by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Strategic Support Force, which is responsible for space, cyberspace and electronic warfare.

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