APT Satellite orders APSTAR-6C Satellite
On 17 October 2015, APT Satellite Company Limited (APT Satellite) entered into the Contract for the APSTAR-6C satellite with China Great Wall Industry (Hong Kong) Corp. Limited (CGWIC-HK), immediately after the successful launch of APSTAR-9 Satellite.
APSTAR-6C satellite is the second DFH-4 platform satellite that APT Satellite has procured from CGWIC-HK. APSTAR-6C is an in-orbit delivery program, the satellite will be equipped with 45 transponders in C, Ku, and Ka bands, with designed service life of 15 years, providing high power transponder services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region for VSAT, video distribution, DTH and cellular backhaul applications.
APSTAR-6C is designed to replace the in-orbit APSTAR-6 satellite, it can also serve as a backup plan for other under-planning APSTAR satellite programs.
Founded in 1992, APT Satellite is one of the leading satellite operators in the Asia-Pacific region. It owns and operates APSTAR satellite fleet, covering regions including Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia which contain approximately 75% of the world’s population.