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Sinosat 1



Sinosat 1 (also known as Zhongwei 1) was launched from the Xichang space conplex aboard a Long March 3B rocket. It was a Chinese geosynchronous communications spacecraft that carried 24 C-band and 14 Ku-band transponders to provide voice and video communications to the Asia-Pacific region after parking at 110.5 deg E.

Alternate Names

  • 25404
  • Chinasat 5B
  • Sinosat1
  • Zhongwei 1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-07-18
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 2820 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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