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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||APT Satellite Company Ltd.|
|Equipment:||Ka-band high throughput communications payload|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|APStar 6D (Shenzhen Star)||2020-045A||09.07.2020||Xi LC-3||CZ-3B/G2(2)|