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ZX 6D (ChinaSat 6D)

ZX 6D [China Satcom]

ZX 6D (Zhongxing 6D, ChinaSat 6D) is a Chinese communications satellite based upon a DFH-4E bus.

The Chinasat 6D satellite provides commercial communications services with twenty-five C-band transponders and supports high-quality and reliable uplink and downlink transmissions of programs for the radio and TV stations and cable TV networks. It will be positioned at the orbital slot of 130 East.

The satellite is being manufactured by CAST and will be launched onboard a CZ-3B/G3 launch vehicle. The satellite was launched in April 2022 to replace ZX 6A.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: China Satcom
Contractors: CAST
Equipment: 25 C-band transponder
Configuration: DFH-4E bus
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ZX 6D (ChinaSat 6D) 2022-038A 15.04.2022 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G3


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