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Chinasat 7



Chinasat 7 was a geosynchronous communications spacecraft launched by the PRC from the Xichang space center aboard a Long March 3 rocket. A third stage rocket failure led to an almost useless orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 24282
  • Chinasat7

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1996-08-18
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 734 kg
Nominal Power: 1200 W

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (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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