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APStar 6D

APStar 6D [APT]

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 was built on CAST's DFH-4E platform. The satellite has a 15 year life time. It will feature an electric propuslion system.

It was launched in July 2020 on a Chinese CZ-3B/G2(2) booster.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: APT Satellite Company Ltd.
Contractors: CAST
Equipment: Ka-band high throughput communications payload
Configuration: DFH-4E Bus
Propulsion: ?, electric
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5550 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
APStar 6D (Shenzhen Star) 2020-045A 09.07.2020 Xi LC-3 CZ-3B/G2(2)


  • CAST website
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