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APStar 9 / MySat 1

APStar 9 [APT]

APT Satellite signed in November 2013 a contract with China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC) of Beijing for the construction and launch of the APStar-9 high power communications satellite.

APStar 9 was built on CAST's DFH-4 platform and features 32 transponders in C-band and 14 in Ku-band. The satellite has a 15 year life time. It was launched in 2015 on a Chinese CZ-3B/G2 booster.

TS Global Network (TSGN), a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) connectivity provider in Malaysia, has entered an agreement with APT Satellite Company Limited to invest in a designated payload on the operatorís Apstar 9 satellite. The payload, dubbed MySat 1, will provide C-band transponder capacity for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Asia-Pacific markets.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: APT Satellite Company Ltd.
Contractors: CAST
Equipment: 32 C-band transponders, 14 Ku-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 9/MySat 1 2015-059A 16.10.2015 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G2

References:

  • CAST website
Further APStar missions: