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Satellite Name: APSTAR 9A (ChinaSat 5A, Zhongwei 1, Chinastar 1, 中星5A, ZX-5A)
Status: retired
Position: 125° E (125.5° E)
NORAD: 25354
Cospar number: 1998-033A
Operator: APT Satellite Holdings Ltd.
Launch date: 30-May-1998
Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch vehicle: Long March CZ-3B/E
Launch mass (kg): 2984
Dry mass (kg): 1418
Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin
Model (bus): A2100A
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s): 3700.5V, 4199.5H, 12250.5V, 12749.5H
18 C-band and 20 Ku-band transponders to provide voice and video communications throughout China and neighboring countries.
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