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SJ 18

SJ 18 (Shijian 18) is a Chinese experimental geostationary satellite based on the new DFH-5 Bus.

The satellite will be launched in June 2017 on a CZ-5 rocket from the Wengchang cosmodrome.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: CAST
Contractors: CAST
Configuration: DFH-5 Bus
Propulsion: ? × LIPS-300 Ion engines
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Mass: > 7000 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SJ 18 - 2017 We LP-101 CZ-5