APStar 6 [Alcatel]
APSTAR 6 is a high power satellite based on a Spacebus-4000C2 model with 38 C-band (64 W each) transponders and 12 Ku-band (145 W each) transponders. This satellite has an Asia Pacific footprint including Hawaii and a mission life of over 14 years. Besides, it is the first civil satellite in China to be equipped with anti-jamming system.
APSTAR 6 was be launched in 2005 to replace APSTAR IA at geostationary orbital slot 134 degree East.
In May 2018 several transponders were turned off after a malfunctioning solar array caused a drop in power.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||APT Satellite Company Ltd.|
|Equipment:||38 C-band transponders, 12 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|APStar 6||2005-012A||12.04.2005||Xi LC-2||CZ-3B|