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APT Satellite Launches Apstar 9, orders Apstar 6C from CAST

Tuesday, October 20, 2015   (0 Comments)
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APT Satellite launched Apstar 9, its replacement satellite for Apstar 9A, on Oct. 17 aboard a Long March 3B/E rocket. Apstar 9 is based on China Great Wall Industry Corp.’s (CGWIC) DFH-4 series platform and carries 39.5 C-band 36 MHz Transponder Equivalents (TPE) and 21 Ku-band TPEs. The spacecraft’s C-band payloads cover the Asia Pacific and South East Asia, while its Ku-band footprint stretches from the East Indian Ocean to the West Pacific Ocean, targeting In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) and maritime broadband verticals. 

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