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    CHINASAT 2A can be found in the following categories:

    NORAD ID: 38352
    Int'l Code: 2012-028A
    Perigee: 35,776.4 km
    Apogee: 35,799.0 km
    Inclination: 0.0 °
    Period: 1,436.2 minutes
    Semi major axis: 42165 km
    Launch date: May 26, 2012
    Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
    Comments: CHINASAT 2A is a chinese military communications satellite. The spacecraft will circularize its orbit about 22,300 miles (35,888 km) over the equator, where its speed will match the rate of Earth's rotation, making the satellite appear to hover over a fixed position. The Xinhua news agency reported the satellite was built by the China Academy of Space Technology. The craft is likely based on China's DFH-4 satellite platform, China's most powerful standardized platform for communications missions. According to Xinhua, the Chinasat 2A satellite "will be used to meet the demands for China's radio and TV broadcasting and broadband multimedia transmissions". But analysts believe the satellite will serve with Chinese military with on-the-move communications.

    Two Line Element Set (TLE):

    1 38352U 12028A   15109.44826743 -.00000316  00000-0  10000-3 0  9993
    2 38352 000.0293 282.8866 0002682 074.5262 109.3977 01.00267983 10767
    Source: AFSPC

    NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog entry for CHINASAT 2A

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