A Long March 4C launched from Jiuquan Space Center in China on Sunday carrying Yaogan 16A, Yaogan 16B and Yaogan 16C to orbit. The satellites are reported to be used for technology experiments, land resource surveying, agricultural estimates and disaster prevention. Experts suggest that the satellites will be flying in close formation and will be used to track ship movements.
The NORAD catalog (or SSC) numbers for these satellites are: Yaogan 16A - 39011; Yaogan 16B - 39012; Yaogan 16C - 39013. All three should be in the STK satellite database shortly. Stay up-to-date with the latest launches by subscribing to AGI's Launch Notifications