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Chinasat 9

Also called Zhongxing 9


Designation 33051 / 08028A
Launch date 9 Jun 2008
Country of origin China
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 92.2°E
Launch vehicle Long March #104

To carry the official Chinese programming for 260 million households. Is to be operated and managed by China DBSAT.

Worth EUR100 million. Construction begun in Apr 2005

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Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading


Prime contractor Alcatel Space
Platform Spacebus 4000C2
Mass at launch 4500 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 11 kW
Design lifetime 15 years


Main transponders 22
Backup transponders  
Bandwidth 18 x 36 MHz
4 x 54 MHz
Coverage China
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Frequencies BSS

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