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APStar 6D

APT Satellite signed in July 2016 a contract with China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC) of Beijing for the construction and launch of the APStar-6D Ka-band high throughput communications satellite.

APStar 6D will likely be built on CAST's DFH-5 platform. The satellite has a 15 year life time. It will feature an electric propuslion system.

It will be launched in 2018 on a Chinese CZ-3B/G2 booster.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: APT Satellite Company Ltd.
Contractors: CAST
Equipment: Ka-band high throughput communications payload
Configuration: DFH-5 Bus ?
Propulsion: ?, electriric
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
APStar 6D - 2018 Xi CZ-3B/G2

References:

  • CAST website
Further APStar missions: