[amsat-bb] Re: chinese satellite

andy thomas andythomasmail at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Dec 10 05:52:43 PST 2009

I know Yaogan-7 is supposed be an earth observation satellite but there is more than one way to skin a cat - remember the RS- series of satellites piggybacking on a common power supply bus - and the fact that the HF commemmorative station is suddenly activated may well mean something. If you go to celestrak and look at the last 30 days' launches you will see that there are a number of items identified as rocket debris with a 97 degree inclination obviosuly part of the launch sequence for Yaogan-7's 98 degree inclination. So she might well be up there.

73 de andy g0sfj


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