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Satellite Name: Chinasat 12 (ZX-15A, Chinasat 15A, ZX-12, Apstar 7B, SupremeSat 1)
Status: active
Position: 88° E (87.5° E)
Norad: 39017
Cospar number: 2012-067A
Operator: China Satellite Communications Co. Ltd.(China Satcom)
Launch date: 27-Nov-2012
Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch vehicle: Long March CZ-3B/E
Launch mass (kg): 5054
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: Thales Alenia Space
Model (bus): Spacebus-4000C2
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s):  
Details:
24 C-band and 23 Ku-band transponders to provide commercial communication services to Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific region
Beams:Charts: list
Chinasat 12 at 88° E downlink Ku-band China beam coverage map