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On October 17th 2015, China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) signed a satellite procurement contract with APT Satellite Company Limited (APT Satellite), a Hong Kong based satellite operator, for the APSTAR-6C Satellite Program, which is the second DFH-4 platform based communications satellite to be delivered by CGWIC to APT Satellite following APSTAR-9 satellite.

According to the APSTAR-6C satellite Contract, as the prime contractor, CGWIC will be responsible for the in-orbit delivery to APT Satellite the APSTART-6C satellite and ground control system for the satellite operation, with the support of its subcontractors.

Based on the DFH-4 platform, APSTAR-6C satellite is developed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), subordinated to China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation (CASC). It will be launched by the LM-3B launch vehicle developed by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), also a subsidiary of CASC, from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) in the first half of 2018. China Satellite Launch & Tracking Control General (CLTC) will be responsible for the design and delivery of the ground segment for the operation of the satellite.

The APSTAR-6C satellite is equipped with 45 transponders in C, Ku, and Ka bands, with designed service life of 15 years, providing high power transponder services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region including VSAT, video distribution, DTH and cellular backhaul applications.

As one of the leading satellite operators in the Asia-Pacific region, APT Satellite Company Limited, since its operation commenced in 1992, currently owns and operates APSTAR satellite fleet, covering regions in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia approximately 75% of the world’s population. Previously, APT Satellite procured APSTAR-9 satellite from CGWIC, which is the first APSTAR satellite based on DFH-4 platform. The APSTAR-9 satellite was successfully launched into orbit on October 17th 2015.