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CHINASAT 16

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CHINASAT 16 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 42662
Int'l Code: 2017-018A
Perigee: 35,761.3 km
Apogee: 35,827.0 km
Inclination: 0.1 °
Period: 1,436.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 42165 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: April 12, 2017
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Xichang Space Center, China (XSC)

CHINASAT 16 is a geostationary Chinese satellite developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). The 4.6-tonne spacecraft is based on the DFH-3B satellite platform. The satellite will be named Shijian-13 during its test program phase, before being renamed CHINASAT 16 when it is transferred to China SatCom. The satellite will test a new electric propulsion system to be used for orbit raising and station keeping at a geosynchronous altitude. It also carries the first high-throughput satellite payload (HTS) developed by China. The satellite features a Ka-band broadband communications system capable of transmitting 20 gigabytes of data per second, making it the most powerful communications satellite the nation has developed to date.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 42662U 17018A   18322.94795322 -.00000343 +00000-0 +00000-0 0  9995
2 42662 000.1029 094.1300 0007790 143.2007 272.4225 01.00270407005999
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC