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Chinasat 11



: Chinasat-11 is a commercial communications satellite that is operated by ChinaSatcom. The satellite was developed and manufactured by the China Academy of Space Technology based on the DFH-4 satellite bus that can facilitate powerful communications payloads for a number of applications. It is outfitted with three receiver antennas and two transmission antennas. The satellite uses high power fixed and mobile beams with transponder switching capability. The spacecraft will provide Direct-to-Home, data transmission, digital broadband multimedia and streaming media transmission. Chinasat-11 has a launch mass of 5,400 Kilograms and a design life of 15 years. It will operate from an orbital position of 98 degrees East.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2013-05-01
    Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
    Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
    Mass: 5000 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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