ChinaSat 10

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ChinaSat 10
Mission type Communications
Operator China Satellite Communications
COSPAR ID 2011-026A
SATCAT no. 37677
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus DFH-4
Manufacturer CAST
Launch mass 5,000 kilograms (11,000 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 20 June 2011, 16:13:04 (2011-06-20UTC16:13:04Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Long March 3B/E
Launch site Xichang LC-2
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 110.5° east
Perigee 35,771 kilometres (22,227 mi)
Apogee 35,814 kilometres (22,254 mi)
Inclination 0.02 degrees
Period 23.93 hours
Epoch 29 October 2013, 00:13:49 UTC[2]

ChinaSat 10 (Chinese: 中星10号; pinyin: Zhōngxīng Shíhào) previously known as SinoSat 5 (Chinese: 鑫诺5号) is a Chinese communications satellite. It was launched at 16:13 UT, 20 June 2011 atop a Long March 3B Rocket.

The Satellite is a replacement for ChinaSat 5B.[3] It has a mass of 5,100 kg and will be positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 110.5 degrees East. It was operated by China Satellite Communications.

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  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "CHINASAT 10 Satellite details 2011-026A NORAD 37677". N2YO. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "中星10号" (in Chinese). China Satellite Communications. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 

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