ZX 18 (ChinaSat 18) is a Chinese communications satellite based upon a DFH-4E bus.
The Chinasat 18 provides Ku commercial communications services with 30 Ku-band transponders, Ka broadband communication services with 14 Ka-band MSS spot user beams and exploring Ka-band broadcasting services with 2 Ka BSS-band transponders within the service coverage areas.
The satellite is being manufactured by CAST and will be launched onboard a CZ-3B/G2 launch vehicle. The satellite is to be launched and to provide services in the first quarter of 2019.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||30 Ku-band transponders, 14 Ka MSS-band spot user beams, 2 Ka BSS-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|ZX 18 (ChinaSat 18)||-||2019||Xi||CZ-3B/G2|