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ST 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E (ZX 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E)

The ST 2 (Shen Tong 2) series satellites are reportedly chinese military comsats and are follow-ups to the ST 1 series. They reportedly provide the Ku-band communication and to feature advanced multiple steerable spot beam antenna technology to enable ground users to communicate while on the move as well as secured uplink transmission for satellite antenna control.

ST 2A, also known as ZX 2A (ChinaSat 2A) was successfully launched on 26 May 2012.

The second satellite, ST 2C, also known as ZX 2C (ChinaSat 2C) followed on 3 November 2015.

A third satellite, ST 2D, also known as ZX 2D (ChinaSat 2D) was launched in January 2019.

The fourth satellite, ST 2E or ZX 2E (ChinaSat 2E) was launched in August 2021.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: People's Liberation Army (PLA)
Contractors: CAST
Configuration: DFH-4 bus
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ST 2A (ZX 2A, ChinaSat 2A) 2012-028A 26.05.2012 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G3
ST 2B (ZX 2B, ChinaSat 2B) - 20xx Xi CZ-3B/G3
ST 2C (ZX 2C, ChinaSat 2C) 2015-063A 03.11.2015 Xi LC-3 CZ-3B/G3
ST 2D (ZX 2D, ChinaSat 2D) 2019-001A 10.01.2019 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G3
ST 2E (ZX 2E, ChinaSat 2E) 2021-071A 05.08.2021 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G3


  • CAST website

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