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ChinaSat 9A



Operated by the China Satellite Communications Co. Ltd. (China Satcom), the Chinasat 9A (Zhongxing-9A) communications satellite was developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) based on the DFH-4 bus.

With an expected life time of 15 years and stationed at 101.4 degrees E, ZX-9A is equipped with 18x36MHz and 4x54MHz BSS Ku-band transponders to provide direct broadcast services for radio and TV transmission, digital film and digital broadband multimedia system as well as information and entertainment broadcasting market. The satellite launch mass is 5,100 kg.

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-06-18
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
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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