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Satellite Name: ChinaSat 9A (Zhongxing 9A, ZX 9A, Sinosat 4, Xinnuo 4)
Status: retired
Position: 101° E (101.4° E)
NORAD: 42763
Cospar number: 2017-035A
Operator: China Satellite Communications Co. Ltd.(China Satcom)
Launch date: 18-Jun-2017
Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch vehicle: Long March CZ-3B/E
Launch mass (kg): 5100
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC)
Model (bus): DFH-4 Bus
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign:  
18x36MHz and 4x54MHz BSS Ku band transponders to provide direct broadcast services for radio and TV transmission, digital film and digital broadband multi-media system as well as information and entertainment broadcasting market. Zhongxing-9A communications satellite (Chinasat-9A / 中星9A) was launched by a Long March-3B rocket on 18 June 2017, but abnormal performance during the third phase failed to deliver the satellite as planned. After conducting 10 orbital adjustments with its onboard thrusters, Zhongxing-9A has reached its preset orbit.
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