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Apstar 1A



General


Designation 23943 / 96039A
Launch date 3 Jul 1996
Country of origin China
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Long March 3 #39

The satellite was insured for $130 million.
Wen inclined in Aug 2005.

Location


Begin End Position
L: 3 Jul 1996 Oct 2005 134°E
Feb 2006 Mar 2006 115.5°E, inclined
May 2006 May 2010 130°E, inclined
Sep 2010   51.5°E, inclined


End of life


Out of service Sep 2014
Cause Moved to the junk orbit


sat-index articles


Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading


EIRP coverage (dBW)


Vertical
Horizontal

Specifications


Prime contractor Hughes
Platform HS-376
Mass at launch 1400 kg
Mass in orbit 700 kg
Dry mass 560 kg
Diameter 2.16 m
Height 3.1 m (7.5 m deployed)
Stabilization Spin stabilized
DC power BOL: 1130 W
EOL: 1022 W
Design lifetime 10 years


C-band (and extended C-band)


Main transponders 24
Backup transponders 6
Power 16 W
Bandwidth 4 transponders of 72 MHz
20 transponders of 36 MHz
Coverage ASEAN
EIRP max 35 dBW
G/T max -4 dB/K
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies Uplink: 5.850 - 6.425 GHz
Downlink: 3.625 - 4.200 GHz

Telemetry: 4.198125 H & 4.199375 H GHz
Command: 5.928 H & 6.422 V GHz

Transponder frequency chart

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