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ZX 9 (ChinaSat 9)

ZX 9 [Alcatel]

The ChinaSat 9 (Zhongxing 9, ZX 9) satellite, based on the Spacebus-4000C2 platform, will be fitted with 22 active Ku-band transponders for broadcast satellite services (BSS), including eighteen 36 MHz and four 54 MHz channels. ChinaSat 9 will weigh about 4,500 kilograms at liftoff and offer life power of about 11 kW. Positioned at 92.2 degrees East (or 134 degrees East), it will offer a design life of more than 15 years.

This satellite was by a Chinese CZ-3B rocket. Alcatel Space was in charge of the launch campaign, orbital positioning, in-orbit tests and delivery of a satellite simulator.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: China Telecommunications Broadcast Satellite Corporation (ChinaSat)
Contractors: Alcatel Alenia Space (formerly Alcatel Space)
Equipment: 22 active Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-4000C2
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: +15 years
Mass: 4500 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ZX 9 (ChinaSat 9) 2008-028A 09.06.2008 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B


  • Alcatel Space Website

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