Satellite Satellite Zhongxing 20A of People´s Liberation Army (C41)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Satellite Zhongxing 20A
Country of Operator/Owner China (PR)
Operator/Owner People´s Liberation Army (C41)
Users Military
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 130
Perigee (km) 35773
Apogee (km) 35799
Eccentricity 0.000308378404023152
Inclination (degrees) 0.55
Period (minutes) 1436.05
Launch Mass (kg.) 2300
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 24-11-2010
Expected Lifetime
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 2010-064A
NORAD Number 37234
Comments Announced as commercial communications satellite, but believed by many to be military.


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