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APStar 6E

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.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: APT Satellite Company Ltd.
Contractors: CAST
Equipment: High throughput communications payload
Configuration: DFH-3E Bus
Propulsion: ?, electric
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 1300 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
APStar 6E - 2023 Xi CZ-2C (3) YZ-1S ?


Further APStar missions: