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Chinasat 10

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2011-026A

Description

Chinasat 10, also known as Zhongxing 10, was launched from XiChang on 20 June 2011 at 16:13 UT. The satellite weighed 5.1 tonnes and was launched by a Long March 3B rocket.

Chinasat 10 will provide communications, broadcasting, data transmission, digital broadband multimedia system and media streaming services across China and the Asia-Pacific region. The satellite's on-board engine system will lift the satellite to a geosynchronous orbit, where the satellite will enter service at 110.5 degrees E longitude. Chinasat 10 carries a payload of C-band and Ku-band transponders. It has a 15-year service life and will replace the Chinasat 5B satellite launched in 1998.

Alternate Names

  • Zhongxing 10
  • ZX 10
  • 37677
  • Chinasat10

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-06-20
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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