Zhongwei 1 [Lockheed Martin]
The Zhongwei 1 (Chinastar 1) satellite, an A2100A class comsat built by Lockheed Martin for the China Orient Telecommunications Satellite Co., part of the Chinese telecoms ministry. Zhongwei 1 will serve China, India, Korea and southeast Asia with 18 C-band and 20 Ku-band transponders. It was orbited on a CZ-3B launch vehicle using a supersynchronous transfer orbit.
In 2010, the satellite was taken over by China Satcom and renamed ZX 5A (ChinaSat 5A).
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||China Orient Telecommunications Satellite Company → China Satcom|
|Equipment:||18 C-band transponders, 20 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||2984 kg (1418 kg BOL)|
|Zhongwei 1 (ChinaStar 1) → ZX 5A (ChinaSat 5A)||30.05.1998||Xi LC-2||CZ-3B|