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APStar 6C

APStar 6C [APT]

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.

APStar 6C will replace APStar 6 at 134 East.

It was launched in May 2018 on a Chinese CZ-3B/G2 booster.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: APT Satellite Company Ltd.
Contractors: CAST
Equipment: 26 C-band transponders, 19 Ku-band/Ka-band transponders
Configuration: DFH-4 Bus
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
APStar 6C 2018-041A 03.05.2018 Xi CZ-3B/G2

References:

Further APStar missions: