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AsiaSat 7

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2011-069A

Description

AsiaSat 7, a Chinese communications satellite, was launched from Baikonur on 25 November 2011 at 19:10 UT. The craft weighed 3813 kg and was launched by a Proton M rocket. AsiaSat 7 will provide satellite capacity for television broadcast and VSAT Network services across the Asia-Pacific Region. The satellite's on-board propulsion system will circularize its orbit approximately 22,300 miles over the equator, where it will be stationed at 105.5 degrees east longitude. The satellite carries 28 C-band and 17 Ku-band transponders as well as a Ka-band payload. It also offers 3 Ku-band beams with intra beam switching capability and a steerable Ku beam. AsiaSat 7 will replace the AsiaSat 3S spacecraft. It has an expected mission life of 15 years.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2011-11-25
    Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
    Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
    Mass: 3813 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) Peoples Republic of China

    Discipline

    • Communications

    Additional Information

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

     

    Personnel

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