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APStar 6D

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 will be launched in 2019 on a Chinese CZ-3B/G2 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: ?, electriric
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
APStar 6D - 2020 Xi LC-3 CZ-3B/G2


  • CAST website
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