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APSTAR 9 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 40982
Int'l Code: 2015-059A
Perigee: 35,790.4 km
Apogee: 35,797.5 km
Inclination: 0.0 °
Period: 1,436.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 42164 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: October 16, 2015
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Xichang Space Center, China (XSC)

APSTAR 9 is designed to broadcast television to consumers across the Asia-Pacific and connect passengers on ships and airplanes with the Internet. The satellite is based on the DFH-4 spacecraft bus developed by the China Academy of Space Technology. It is fitted with 46 transponders—32 in C-band and 14 in Ku-band—for video broadcasting, VSAT networks and cellular backhaul services. The Ku-band communications beam will offer broadband connectivity to maritime and airborne receivers across the East Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 40982U 15059A   17262.60915227 -.00000297  00000-0  00000+0 0  9991
2 40982   0.0236 168.4617 0000834  75.5388 115.9909  1.00271069  7142
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC