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Sinosat 2



SinoSat 2 is a Chinese (PRC) geostationary communications satellite that was launched by a Long March 3B rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province at 16:20 UT on 28 October 2006. The 5.1 tonne (with fuel) satellite carries 22 transponders to provide analog and digital television to China and Taiwan after parking over approximately 110° E longitude.

According to the Press Trust of India, China's SINOSAT 2 (2006-048A) that was launched in October 2006 became inoperable due to the failure of the solar arrays. SINOSAT 3 will be launched in Spring '07 as replacement.

Alternate Names

  • 29516
  • Sinosat2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-10-28
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China

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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