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    APSTAR 7 can be found in the following categories:

    NORAD ID: 38107
    Int'l Code: 2012-013A
    Perigee: 35,776.5 km
    Apogee: 35,796.7 km
    Inclination: 0.0 °
    Period: 1,436.1 minutes
    Semi major axis: 42164 km
    Launch date: March 31, 2012
    Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
    Comments: APSTAR 7 is a communications satellite designed to broadcast television signals, and provide Internet access and network data solutions across the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East for a Hong Kong-based satellite operator. The satellite is outfitted with 28 C-band and 28 Ku-band transponders to serve China, the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, Australia, and part of Europe. Apstar 7 will broadcast television programming, facilitate corporate data networks, and serve Internet users during its 15-year design life. Apstar 7 was built by Thales Alenia Space of France using an 'ITAR-free' version of the company's Spacebus 4000 C2 satellite platform. Thales avoids U.S. government regulations by not using U.S. satellite components in its ITAR-free satellites. The International Traffic in Arms Regulations, or ITAR, classifies U.S. satellite parts as munitions, preventing their launch on Chinese rockets. Apstar 7 will replace the Apstar 2R spacecraft, which is near the end of its design life.

    Two Line Element Set (TLE):

    1 38107U 12013A   15114.84236926 -.00000124  00000-0  00000+0 0  9995
    2 38107 000.0294 041.1918 0002389 338.9020 212.1925 01.00271803 11340
    Source: AFSPC

    NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog entry for APSTAR 7

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