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ZX 9B (ChinaSat 9B)

ZX 9B or ChinaSat 9B is a Chinese direct broadcasting satellite operated by CASC subsidiary China Satcom.

ZX 9B will provide live broadcast services, support 4K and 8K high-definition video program transmission using a specially designed 54 MHz bandwidth transponder, and provide high-quality live broadcast transmission services for large-scale events.

The satellite is based on the DFH-4E, an enhanced version of the established DFH-4 platform developed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), a major satellite manufacturing arm of CASC. The DFH-4E has a mass of around 5,500 kilograms and features hybrid electric- and chemical-propulsion. It will also provide communication services for emergency rescue and disaster relief.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: China Satcom
Contractors: CAST
Equipment:
Configuration: DFH-4E bus
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5500 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ZX 9B (ChinaSat 9B) 2021-080A 09.09.2021 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G2(2)

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