ChinaSat 10
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorChina Satellite Communications
COSPAR ID2011-026A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.37677
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass5,000 kilograms (11,000 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date20 June 2011, 16:13:04 (2011-06-20UTC16:13:04Z) UTC[1]
RocketLong March 3B/E
Launch siteXichang LC-2
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude110.5° east
Perigee altitude35,771 kilometres (22,227 mi)
Apogee altitude35,814 kilometres (22,254 mi)
Inclination0.02 degrees
Period23.93 hours
Epoch29 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 UTC on 20 June 2011 on 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 is operated by China Satellite Communications.

See also


  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. Archived from the original on 10 May 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2017.