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APSTAR-9 is a replacement satellite for APT Satellite’s APSTAR-9A satellite.

The satellite is equipped with 46 transponders which consist of 32 C-band transponders and 14 Ku-band transponders respectively. It will be located at geostationary orbit of 142 degrees east longitude.

2015-10-15-232600APSTAR-9 C-band transponders can provide quality satellite telecommunications and broadcasting services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region.

The Ku-band transponders are designed with the beams applicable to maritime and aircraft-board satellite broadband communication, the application of which for the surrounding seas of China and West Pacific has been optimized specifically.

C-band coverage consists of one broad beam for Asia Pacific region (“AP Beam”) and one enhanced beam for South East Asia (“SEA Beam”), suitable for video broadcast, VSAT networks and cellular backhaul services, Ku-band will cover West Pacific and East India Ocean region, providing DTH, VSAT, mobility services such as maritime and inflight connectivity.

Alternate Names

  • 40982

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2015-10-16
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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