Satellite Satellite Zhongxing 2A (Chinasat 2A) of People´s Liberation Army (C41)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Satellite Zhongxing 2A (Chinasat 2A)
Country of Operator/Owner China (PR)
Operator/Owner People´s Liberation Army (C41)
Users Military/Government
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 98
Perigee (km) 35781
Apogee (km) 35792
Eccentricity 0.000130466238895544
Inclination (degrees) 0.19
Period (minutes) 1436.09
Launch Mass (kg.) 5200
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 26-05-2012
Expected Lifetime
Contractor China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC)
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 3B
COSPAR Number 2012-028A
NORAD Number 38352
Comments Operated by the Army and their aim is to provide secured voice and data communications services for ground users using Ku-band.


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