Satellite Sinosat-6 (Chinasat-6A, XN-6) of China Direct Broadcast Satellite co.

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Sinosat-6 (Chinasat-6A, XN-6)
Country of Operator/Owner China (PR)
Operator/Owner China Direct Broadcast Satellite co.
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 35794
Apogee (km) 35796
Eccentricity 0.000023716352424997
Inclination (degrees) 0.3
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 5000
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 04-09-2010
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 3B
COSPAR Number 2010-042A
NORAD Number 37150
Comments Television and radio across China. 1 S-band, 24 C-band, and 8 Ku-band transponders. Backup for Sinosat 3.


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