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Chinasat 6A



Chinasat 6A, a Chinese communications satellite, was launched on 04 September 2010 from XiChang at 16:14 UT by a Long March 3B rocket. Chinasat 6A will use its own propulsion system to circularize its orbit at an altitude of 22,300 miles above the equator near Indonesia. Its mission is to deliver television and radio programming to customers across China. It is equipped with 1 S-band, 24 C-band, and 8 Ku-band transponders. The satellite is designed to last 15 years and will back up Chinasat 5C, another communications satellite that launched in 2007.

Alternate Names

  • 37150
  • Chinasat6A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-09-04
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B/E
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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