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Apstar 2R



APSTAR 2R was a Hong Kong geostationary communications satellite launched by a Long March 3B rocket from the Xichang launch center in the PRC. It carried 28 C-band and 15 Ku-band transponders to provide voice and video communications to China after parking at 76.5 deg E. It had an expected life span of 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 25010
  • Apstar2R

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-10-16
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 3700 kg

Funding Agency

  • APT Satellite Company Ltd (Hong Kong)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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