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Apstar 7



Apstar 7, a Chinese communications satellite, was launched from Xichang on 31 March 2012 at 10:27 UT by a Long March 3B rocket. The satellite weighed 5054 kg. It will provide broadcasting and telecommunications services with twenty-eight C-band and twenty-eight Ku-band transponders. The satellite service area includes Asia, Middle East, Africa, Austria and partial Europe in the C-band as well as China, Middle East, Central Asia and Africa for DTH and VSAT transcontinental broadcasting and communication services in the Ku-band. Apstar 7 will replace APStar 2R currently located at 76.5° East Longitude orbital position and is expected to have a minimum of 15 years lifetime.

Alternate Names

  • 38107
  • Apstar7

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-03-31
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B/E
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 5054 kg

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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