Satellite Zhongxing 12 (Chinasat 12, ZX-12) of China Satellite Communication Corp. (China Satcom)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Zhongxing 12 (Chinasat 12, ZX-12)
Country of Operator/Owner China (PR)
Operator/Owner China Satellite Communication Corp. (China Satcom)
Users Government
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 87.5
Perigee (km) 35759
Apogee (km) 35807
Eccentricity 0.00056935449434204
Inclination (degrees) 0.04
Period (minutes) 1435.92
Launch Mass (kg.) 5500
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 27-11-2012
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Thales Alenia Space
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 3B
COSPAR Number 2012-067A
NORAD Number 39017
Comments Part of the satellite’s communications payload has been leased to Sri Lanka, co-branded as SupremeSat-II.


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