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Chinasat 2C



Experimental satellite for communication technology will provide signal transmission services for the country's television stations, radio stations, cable networks and wireless transmission devices across China.

ChinaSat 2C was developed by China Academy of Space Technology and owned by China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd., a company that provides satellite space segment and satellite ground operation services.

Generally, they provide transmissions through in-orbit satellites to broadcast television programs and radio stations. The launch was the 216th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series and 13th successful space launch by China this year.

However, reports circulated that the satellite, which they called Zhongxing-2C was launched with a private payload believed by Western observers to be a military communications satellite. They speculated that this newly launched satellite is the second one of the second generation Shentong geostationary military communication satellites.

Alternate Names

  • 41021
  • Chinasat2C

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2015-11-03
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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