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Belintersat 1 (ZX 15, ChinaSat 15)

Belintersat 1 [CAST]

Belarus has contracted in September 2011 with CAST to manufacture and launch a communications satellite called Belintersat 1 (formerly referred as Belarus Sat 1).

The satellite is based on the DFH-4 Bus and has 38 C- and Ku-band transponders, of which 34 are 36 MHz- and 4 are 54 MHz-bandwidth. Thales Alenia Space is the supplier of the BELINTERSAT-1 communications payload.

Some of the transponders have been sold to China Satcom and are marketed under the designation ZX 15 or ChinaSat-15.

The satellite was successfully launched on 15 January 2016 on a Chinese CZ-3B/G2 booster.

Nation: Belarus
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Belintersat
Contractors: CAST
Equipment: 20 C-band transponders, 18 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: DFH-4 Bus
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5223 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Belintersat 1 (ZX 15, ChinaSat 15) 2016-001A 15.01.2016 Xi LC-3 CZ-3B/G2

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