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FH 2A, 2B, 2C (ZX 1A, 1B, 1C)


The FH 2 (Feng Huo 2) series are reportedly the second generation of 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-4 Bus. The launch vehicle was the CZ-3B/G3 rocket.

The first of these satellites, FH 2A was launched in September 2011 and was given the designation ZX 1A (ChinaSat 1A).

A second satellite FH 2C or ZX 1C (ChinaSat 1C) followed in December 2015.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Contractors: CAST
Configuration: DFH-4 bus
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 11 years
Mass: 5320 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
FH 2A (ZX 1A, ChinaSat 1A) 2011-047A 18.09.2011 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G3
FH 2B (ZX 1B, ChinaSat 1B) - 20xx Xi CZ-3B/G3
FH 2C (ZX 1C, ChinaSat 1C) 2015-073A 09.12.2015 Xi LC-3 CZ-3B/G3
FH 2D (ZX 1D, ChinaSat 1D) 2021-114A 26.11.2021 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G3
FH 2E (ZX 1E, ChinaSat 1E) 2022-112A 13.09.2022 We LC-201 CZ-7A


  • CAST website

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