Satellite ChinaSat 6B (Zhong Xing 6B) of China Satellite Communication Corp. (China Satcom)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names ChinaSat 6B (Zhong Xing 6B)
Country of Operator/Owner China (PR)
Operator/Owner China Satellite Communication Corp. (China Satcom)
Users Commercial/Government
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 115.58
Perigee (km) 35777
Apogee (km) 35797
Eccentricity 0.000237208530018739
Inclination (degrees) 0.05
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 4600
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 9500
Date of Launch 06-07-2007
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Thales Alenia Space
Country of Contractor France/Italy
Launch Site Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 3B
COSPAR Number 2007-031A
NORAD Number 31800
Comments 38 C-band; voice and video services to Asia-Pacific and Oceania.


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