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TJS 1 (Qianshao-3 ?)

TJS 1 (Tongxin Jishu Shiyan) is a Chinese geostationary communications technology test satellite.

The satellite is repordedly mainly used to conduct a test on Ka-band in broadband communication. Also it has been reported, that it features a large unfulable dish antenna of ~32 m diameter. It has been positioned at 154.5 East.

The lack of public information has lead to the suspiction, that this satellite has a military mission. It has been speculated, that the satellite might be in fact a military Qianshao-3 SIGINT satellite.

TJS 1 was launched in September 2015 on a CZ-3B/G2 rocket.

Nation: China
Type / Application: SIGINT ?
Contractors: CAST
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TJS 1 (Qianshao-3 ?) 2015-046A 12.09.2015 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G2