apstar-9-launch
China HTS design
The new jointly owned satellite will replace Telstar 18/Apstar-5 at 138 degrees, whose coverage area includes China, Mongolia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean region. Credit: Telesat
The Apstar-6C satellite will be launched in 2018 aboard a Long March 3B rocket (above). Credit: Xinhua/Li Xiang
William Wade. Credit: AsiaSat
Apstar-9 coverage map. Credit: APT