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TJS 2 (Huoyan-1 ?)


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.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Early warning ?
Contractors: SAST
Configuration: SAST-5000 ?
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TJS 2 (Huoyan-1 ?) 2017-001A 05.01.2017 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G2