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Apstar 6



Apstar 6 is a Chinese (Hong Kong) geostationry communications satellite that was launched by a Long March 3B rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province at 12:00 UT on 12 April 2005. The 4.8 tonne satellite carries 38 C-band and 12 Ku-band transponders to provide digital multimedia transmissions to East Asian countries, India, and Australia, replacing the aging APSTAR 1A.

Alternate Names

  • 28638
  • Apstar6

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-04-12
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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