TJS 2 [SAST]
TJS 2 (Tongxin Jishu Shiyan) is a Chinese geostationary communications technology test satellite.
Reportedly the satellite will be mainly used to conduct a test on high speed/multi-frequency wide-band data transfer communication.
The lack of public information has lead to the suspiction, that this satellite has a military mission. The published image of the satellite does not fit to a communications satellite. It has been speculated, that it might be in fact a military Huoyan-1 early warning satellite.
The satellite was launched in January 2017.
|Type / Application:||Early warning ?|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|TJS 2 (Huoyan-1 ?)||2017-001A||05.01.2017||Xi LC-2||CZ-3B/G2|