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Apstar A1



APSTAR A1 was an Asian-Pacific geostationary communications spacecraft launched by a Long March 3 booster from the Xichang launch center in the People's Republic of China. Weighing 1.4 tons, it carried 24 C-band transponders and will be parked at 131 deg E longitude between the Japanese CS 3A spacecraft at 132 deg and the Russian RIMSAT spacecraft at 130 deg.

Alternate Names

  • 23185
  • ApstarA1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1994-07-21
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 1383 kg

Funding Agency

  • APT Satellite Company Ltd (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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