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SJ 20

SJ 20 [CCTV]

SJ 20 (Shijian 20) was a Chinese experimental geostationary satellite based on the new DFH-5 Bus.

SJ 20 is the second flight of the DFH-5 ultra-high-performance satellite platform, featuring a high-thrust ion propulsion. It provides payload power up to 28 Kilowatts. The satellite has a launch mass of more than 8000 kg.

It was launched in December 2019 on the third CZ-5 rocket from the Wengchang.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: CAST
Contractors: CAST
Equipment:
Configuration: DFH-5 Bus
Propulsion: ? × LIPS-300 Ion engines
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: +8000 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SJ 20 2019-097A 27.12.2019 We LP-101 CZ-5