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ZX 6C (ChinaSat 6C)

ZX 6C (ChinaSat 6C) is a Chinese high-throughput Ka-band communications satellite based upon a DFH-4 bus.

The Chinasat 6C satellite provides commercial communications services with twenty-five C-band transponders and supports high-quality and reliable uplink and downlink transmissions of programs for the radio and TV stations and cable TV networks. It will be positioned at the orbital slot of 130 East.

The satellite is being manufactured by CAST and will be launched onboard a CZ-3B/G2 launch vehicle. The satellite is to be launched and to provide services in September 2017.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: China Satcom
Contractors: CAST
Equipment:
Configuration: DFH-4 bus
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ZX 6C (ChinaSat 6C) - 2017 Xi CZ-3B/G2

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