APSTAR 6E satellite successfully separated from the independent propulsion module
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, January 25 (Reporters Hu Zhe and Song Chen) The reporter learned from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation that the Asia-Pacific 6E satellite and its independent propulsion module have recently been successfully separated from each other.
Ten days after the successful launch, Asia Pacific 6E, a domestic all-electric propulsion synchronous orbit communication satellite, officially started the journey of electric push orbit change.
The APSTAR 6E satellite was successfully launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center by the Long March 2C carrier rocket in the early morning of January 13, 2023.
Asia Pacific 6E satellite is a new communication satellite product launched by the Great Wall Corporation affiliated with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation in collaboration with the First Academy and the Fifth Academy.
The Dongfanghong-3E satellite platform adopted adheres to the integrated design of technology and economy, improves performance level and competitiveness, and is one of the main platforms for China Aerospace to develop the international market in the future.
Asia Pacific 6E satellite, as a new generation of economical all-electric commercial satellite, adheres to the design concept of high performance, high efficiency, and high-cost performance.
Separate the independent propulsion module to change the orbit to the middle orbit and after separation, the satellite’s own Hall and ion electric propulsion systems will automatically change the orbit to the synchronous orbit.
The Asia Pacific 6E satellite focuses on the Southeast Asian market, providing cost-effective high-throughput broadband communication services for the region.