APSTAR-6C Satellite Completed TVAC Phase Successfully
Beijing, 7 January 2018 – APSTAR 6C program has been proceeding smoothly. Satellite System Performance Test (SPT), Dynamics Test and Thermal Vacuum Chamber Test (TVAC) were completed successfully. These results showed the performance of the satellite is in line with specification. Currently the satellite entered into the integration phase at China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)’s Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) facility, CATR is foreseen to be completed in February.
Launch service progressed as scheduled, launch vehicle integration has completed successfully. Currently the vehicle is processing the Pre-Shipment Test, and will be ready for shipment in the first quarter of 2018.
The project schedule shows that APSTAR-6C will be ready for shipment in first quarter of 2018, which would be launched by LM-3BE launch vehicle and replace in-orbit APSTAR-6 satellite which is positioned at 134 East in the middle of 2018.
APSTAR-6C is based on China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) DFH-4 platform which will be equipped with 45 transponders in C, Ku, and Ka bands, which providing high power transponder services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region, for VSAT, video distribution, DTH, cellular backhaul and mobility broadband applications.