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CHINASAT 2A

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    CHINASAT 2A can be found in the following categories:
    Geostationary
    Military

    NORAD ID: 38352
    Int'l Code: 2012-028A
    Perigee: 35,777.4 km
    Apogee: 35,810.2 km
    Inclination: 0.1 °
    Period: 1,436.1 minutes
    Semi major axis: 42164 km
    Launch date: May 26, 2012
    Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
    Comments: CHINASAT 2A is a chinese military communications satellite. The spacecraft will circularize its orbit about 22,300 miles (35,888 km) over the equator, where its speed will match the rate of Earth's rotation, making the satellite appear to hover over a fixed position. The Xinhua news agency reported the satellite was built by the China Academy of Space Technology. The craft is likely based on China's DFH-4 satellite platform, China's most powerful standardized platform for communications missions. According to Xinhua, the Chinasat 2A satellite "will be used to meet the demands for China's radio and TV broadcasting and broadband multimedia transmissions". But analysts believe the satellite will serve with Chinese military with on-the-move communications.

    Two Line Element Set (TLE):

    1 38352U 12028A   14297.01925451 -.00000294  00000-0  10000-3 0  7048
    2 38352 000.0501 046.1488 0003885 242.4875 208.9237 01.00271496  8982
    
    
    Source: AFSPC

    NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog entry for CHINASAT 2A

     
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