APT Satellite signed in October 2015 a contract with China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC) of Beijing for the construction and launch of the APStar-6C communications satellite.
APStar 6C was built on CAST's DFH-4 platform, featuring 45 C-, Ka- and Ku-band transponders to provide high power transponder services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region for VSAT, video distribution, DTH and cellular backhaul applications. The satellite has a 15 year life time. It will be launched in 2018 on a Chinese CZ-3B/G2 booster.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||APT Satellite Company Ltd.|
|Equipment:||45 C-, Ka- and Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|