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Chinasat 18



ChinaSat 18 is a Chinese communications satellite based upon a DFH-4E bus. The Chinasat 18 provides Ku commercial communications services with 30 Ku-band transponders, Ka broadband communication services with 14 Ka-band MSS spot user beams and exploring Ka-band broadcasting services with 2 Ka BSS-band transponders within the service coverage areas.

Alternate Names

  • 44493
  • Chinasat18
  • ZX 18
  • Zhongxing-18

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2019-08-19
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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