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CHINASAT 1A

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CHINASAT 1A is classified as:


NORAD ID: 37804
Int'l Code: 2011-047A
Perigee: 35,779.4 km
Apogee: 35,807.2 km
Inclination: 0.0 °
Period: 1,436.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 42164 km
RCS: 15.8489 m2 (large)
Launch date: September 17, 2011
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Xichang Space Center, China (XSC)

CHINASAT 1A is a Chinese communications satellite, potentially designed to relay messages between Chinese military forces. The satellite will provide high-quality voice communication, broadcast and data transmission services for users across China. Western analysts believe Chinasat 1A will serve the Chinese military. Xinhua reported the spacecraft was manufactured by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. The satellite could be based on the DFH-4 spacecraft bus, China's most powerful standardized platform for communications missions.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 37804U 11047A   17326.95978494 -.00000332  00000-0  00000+0 0  9997
2 37804   0.0339 247.8733 0003303  61.2315 228.4361  1.00273376 22717
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC