APStar-6E is a planned Chinese high throughput (HTP) communications satellite ordered by APT Satellite.
APT Satellite signed in November 2020 a contract with China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC) of Beijing for the construction and launch of the APStar-6E satellite.
APStar 6E will be built on CAST's DFH-3E platform with a launch mass of only ~1300 kg. The satellite has a 15 year life time. It will feature an electric propuslion system.
It will be launched by mid 2023 on a Chinese CZ-2C (3) YZ-1S (?) booster.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||APT Satellite Company Ltd.|
|Equipment:||High throughput communications payload|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|APStar 6E||-||2023||Xi||CZ-2C (3) YZ-1S ?|