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FH 1A, 1B (ZX 22, 22A)


The FH 1 (Feng Huo 1) series are reportedly chinese military comsats and data relay satellites. They provide both C-band and UHF communications.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. manufactured the satellites based on the DFH-3 Bus. The launch vehicle was the CZ-3A rocket.

The first of these satellites, FH 1A was launched in January 2001 and was given the designation ZX 22 (ChinaSat 22).

A second satellite FH 1B or ZX 22A (ChinaSat 22A) followed in September 2006.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: People's Liberation Army (PLA)
Contractors: CAST
Equipment: C-band and UHF transponders
Configuration: DFH-3 Bus
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 8 years
Mass: 2310 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
FH 1A (ZX 22, ChinaSat 22) 2000-003A 25.01.2000 Xi LC-2 CZ-3A
FH 1B (ZX 22A, ChinaSat 22A) 2006-038A 12.09.2006 Xi LC-2 CZ-3A

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