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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||APT Satellite Company Ltd.|
|Equipment:||Ka-band high throughput communications payload|
|Configuration:||DFH-5 Bus ?|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|