China National Space Administration successfully launched “APSTAR-6D” telecommunication satellite via a Long March 3B (CZ-3B and LM-3B) carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (Xichang Space Center,) in Zeyuan Town. People’s Republic of China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) has developed the commercial satellite ‘APSTAR-6D’. APSTAR-6D marked the 18th Rocket Launched by People’s Republic of China in the year 2020.
- The APSTAR-6D telecommunication satellite was developed by the China Academy of Space Technology Corp.(CASC), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. The satellite was purchased by APT Mobile SatCom Limited in 2016.
- The telecommunication satellite aims to provide high-speed communications with a capacity of almost 50 GB/sec. APSTAR-6D is a part of China’s First Global High-Throughput Broadband Satellite Communication System.
- It is expected to last about fifteen years in space in geostationary orbit, as part of a broadband satellite communications system serving the Asia-Pacific region. China launched APSTAR 6D satellite