Satellite Eutelsat 3A (Sinosat-5C, Sinosat-3, Xinnuo 3, Chinasat-5C, XN-3) of Eutelsat (leased from Chinasat)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Eutelsat 3A (Sinosat-5C, Sinosat-3, Xinnuo 3, Chinasat-5C, XN-3)
Country of Operator/Owner Multinational
Operator/Owner Eutelsat (leased from Chinasat)
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 1.6
Perigee (km) 35778
Apogee (km) 35793
Eccentricity 0.000177912727876552
Inclination (degrees) 0.01
Period (minutes) 1436.08
Launch Mass (kg.) 2200
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 31-05-2007
Expected Lifetime 8 yrs.
Contractor Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 3A
COSPAR Number 2007-021A
NORAD Number 31577
Comments 10 C-band transponders; voice and video links to Eastern Asia. In May 2011 Eutelsat leased the satellite to use as a orbital slot holder at 1.6 degrees East.


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