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ChinaStar 1



China Star 1 was a geosynchronous communications satellites launched by the People's Republic of China from the Xichang Launch Center by a Long March 3B rocket. The spacecraft carried 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders to provide voice and video communications throughout China and neighboring countries, after parking at 87.5 deg E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 25354
  • ChinaStar1
  • Chinasat 5A
  • Zhongwei 1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-05-30
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 2984 kg

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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