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.
|Type / Application:||SIGINT ?|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|TJS 1 (Qianshao-3 ?)||2015-046A||12.09.2015||Xi LC-2||CZ-3B/G2|