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ZX 10 (ChinaSat 10)

ZX 10 [China Satcom]

ZX 10 (Zhongxing 10, ChinaSat 10) (formerly Sinosat-5, Xinnuo 5) is a communications satellite based upon a DFH-4 bus. The spacecraft features a 15-year design lifetime and a 5,000 kg launch mass. The satellite is equipped with 30 C-band and 16 Ku-band transponders, three receiver antennas, and two transmission antennas. It replaced the aging ZX 5B (formerly Sinosat 1, Xinnuo 1) satellite.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: China Satcom (formerly Sino Satellite Communications)
Contractors: CAST
Equipment: 30 C-band and 16 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: DFH-4 bus
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: ~ 5000 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ZX 10 (ChinaSat 10) (ex Sinosat 5, Xinnuo 5) 2011-026A 20.06.2011 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G2


  • CAST website
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