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Geosynchronous Satellites - Chinese satellites

This a list of satellites in geosynchronous orbit owned by the Peoples Republic of China. They are listed in order around the equator.

This page is a snapshot and is updated frequently. The more inclined or eccentric the orbit, the larger the error margin of the geosynchronous location. Even the worst case should, however, be within ±3 degrees of reality. Only satellites exhibiting less than 0.25° per day of drift are included.

Appearance in this list does not mean that the satellite is operational or under control at its location. Some older, non-working, satellites have drifted to 'wells' in the Earth's gravitational field and oscillate around that location giving the appearance of an intentionally geosynchronous orbit.

Updated: 2024 Feb 27, 03:48 UTC

Longi-
tude (°)
Satellite Cat
no
Desig- nation Orbit
Epoch
Orbit
99.5 westTJS 7 (Communication Technology Test Satellite 7)491152021-077A2024 Feb 2635783 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
178.5 eastTJS 6 (Communication Technology Test Satellite 6)476132021-010A2024 Feb 2635781 x 35791 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
176.8 eastTianlian 1-04418692016-072A2024 Feb 2635688 x 35885 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
173.3 eastTJS 10 (Communication Technology Test Satellite 10)582042023-169A2024 Feb 2635757 x 35817 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.4
173.0 eastTJS 3 payload 1 (Communication Technology Test Satellite 3)438742018-110A2024 Feb 2635773 x 35798 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.4
171.0 eastTianlian 2-02500052021-124A2024 Feb 2635774 x 35799 km, 1436.1 min, 1°.0
170.1 eastFengyun 2B (Fengyun 2-02)263822000-032A2024 Feb 2635827 x 35838 km, 1438.4 min, 12°.4
167.6 eastShijian 17 (Practice 17)418382016-065A2024 Feb 2635764 x 35806 km, 1436.0 min, 3°.6
163.4 eastZhongxing 19 (Chinasat 19)542302022-148A2024 Feb 2635761 x 35811 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
160.7 eastShiyan 12-02 (Test 12-02)503222021-129B2024 Feb 2635734 x 35758 km, 1434.0 min, 1°.5
160.0 eastBeidou 6 (Beidou-2 G-4)372102010-057A2024 Feb 2635762 x 35812 km, 1436.1 min, 1°.6
160.0 eastBeidou 56 (Beidou-3 G-4)565642023-066A2024 Feb 2635776 x 35798 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.4
155.0 eastTJS 1 (Communication Technology Test Satellite 1)408922015-046A2024 Feb 2635777 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
146.7 eastShiyan 9 (Test 9, Tu Haichao)478512021-019A2024 Feb 2635728 x 35841 km, 1436.0 min, 18°.3
146.7 eastGaofen 13-02559122023-036A2024 Feb 2635769 x 35805 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.3
144.5 eastBeidou 45 (Beidou-2 G-8)442312019-027A2024 Feb 2635774 x 35801 km, 1436.2 min, 1°.7
142.0 eastAPStar 9409822015-059A2024 Feb 2635780 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
140.4 eastBeidou 3 (Beidou-2 G-1)362872010-001A2024 Feb 2635764 x 35811 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.4
140.0 eastBeidou 41 (Beidou-3 G-1)436832018-085A2024 Feb 2635776 x 35798 km, 1436.1 min, 1°.9
137.2 eastTJS 9 (Communication Technology Test Satellite 9)505742021-135A2024 Feb 2635781 x 35795 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.1
134.0 eastAPStar 6C434502018-041A2024 Feb 2635778 x 35796 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
134.0 eastAPStar 6D458632020-045A2024 Feb 2635778 x 35795 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
132.5 eastZhongxing 1A (Chinasat 1A)378042011-047A2024 Feb 2635831 x 35867 km, 1439.3 min, 1°.5
130.4 eastZhongxing 6C (Chinasat 6C)440672019-012A2024 Feb 2635777 x 35799 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.1
130.1 eastZhongxing 1D (Chinasat 1D)495052021-114A2024 Feb 2635785 x 35790 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.0
130.0 eastZhongxing 2D (Chinasat 2D)439202019-001A2024 Feb 2635779 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
125.1 eastZhongxing 6D (Chinasat 6D)522552022-038A2024 Feb 2635776 x 35796 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
125.1 eastZhongxing 26 (Chinasat 26)556862023-023A2024 Feb 2635776 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
124.9 eastTiantong 1-02469162020-082A2024 Feb 2635779 x 35796 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.6
123.3 eastYaogan 41585822023-197A2024 Feb 2635727 x 35848 km, 1436.1 min, 4°.8
120.3 eastShijian 23 (Practice 23)551312023-002A2024 Feb 2635833 x 35843 km, 1438.7 min, 1°.5
119.7 eastBeidou 46 (Beidou-3 IGEO-2)443372019-035A2024 Feb 2335650 x 35920 km, 1436.0 min, 55°.2
119.4 eastBeidou 44 (Beidou-3 IGEO-1)442042019-023A2024 Feb 2635695 x 35872 km, 1435.9 min, 57°.5
119.4 eastBeidou 49 (Beidou-3 IGEO-3)447092019-073A2024 Feb 2635635 x 35932 km, 1435.9 min, 56°.2
117.7 eastGaofen 13-01466102020-071A2024 Feb 2635735 x 35838 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.3
115.5 eastZhongxing 6B (Chinasat 6B)318002007-031A2024 Feb 2635768 x 35804 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
115.5 eastZhongxing 6E (Chinasat 6E)582532023-172A2024 Feb 2635782 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
112.2 eastFengyun 2F (Fengyun 2-05)380492012-002A2024 Feb 2635773 x 35800 km, 1436.1 min, 5°.3
112.1 eastBeidou 32 (Beidou-2 IGEO-7)435392018-057A2024 Feb 2635483 x 36081 km, 1435.9 min, 55°.1
111.7 eastShijian 21 payload 1 (Practice 21)493302021-094A2024 Feb 2635425 x 36093 km, 1434.7 min, 9°.6
110.5 eastZhongxing 10 (Chinasat 10)376772011-026A2024 Feb 2635782 x 35791 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
110.5 eastBeidou 23 (Beidou-2 G-7)415862016-037A2024 Feb 2635745 x 35830 km, 1436.1 min, 1°.6
110.5 eastShijian 13 (Practice 13)426622017-018A2024 Feb 2635766 x 35810 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
110.5 eastBeidou 55 (Beidou-3 G-3)458072020-040A2024 Feb 2635749 x 35822 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.6
108.1 eastBeidou 8 (Beidou-2 IGEO-3)373842011-013A2024 Feb 2535668 x 35896 km, 1435.9 min, 61°.2
107.6 eastBeidou 7 (Beidou-2 IGEO-2)372562010-068A2024 Feb 2635651 x 35914 km, 1435.9 min, 49°.1
107.5 eastTJS 5 (Communication Technology Test Satellite 5)449782020-002A2024 Feb 2635766 x 35806 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.3
107.4 eastBeidou 5 (Beidou-2 IGEO-1)368282010-036A2024 Feb 2635624 x 35956 km, 1436.3 min, 54°.2
105.8 eastGaofen 4411942015-083A2024 Feb 2635779 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
104.7 eastFengyun 4-02 (Fengyun 4B)488082021-047A2024 Feb 2635764 x 35812 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
104.6 eastFengyun 4A (Fengyun 4-01)418822016-077A2024 Feb 2635768 x 35808 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.2
103.4 eastZhongxing 2C (Chinasat 2C)410212015-063A2024 Feb 2635785 x 35817 km, 1436.8 min, 0°.0
101.4 eastTiantong 1-01417252016-048A2024 Feb 2635753 x 35819 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.5
101.4 eastZhongxing 9B (Chinasat 9B)491252021-080A2024 Feb 2635779 x 35795 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
99.8 eastFengyun 2G (Fengyun 2-05)403672014-090A2024 Feb 2635781 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 3°.5
98.3 eastZhongxing 2A (Chinasat 2A)383522012-028A2024 Feb 2635769 x 35806 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
98.1 eastZhongxing 2E (Chinasat 2E)490622021-071A2024 Feb 2635781 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
97.9 eastZhongxing 11 (Chinasat 11)391572013-020A2024 Feb 2635771 x 35802 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
95.8 eastBeidou 17 (Beidou-3S IGEO-1S)405492015-019A2024 Feb 2635638 x 35934 km, 1436.1 min, 50°.8
95.6 eastBeidou 9 (Beidou-2 IGEO-4)377632011-038A2024 Feb 2635278 x 36289 km, 1435.9 min, 54°.6
95.4 eastBeidou 10 (Beidou-2 IGEO-5)379482011-073A2024 Feb 2635391 x 36179 km, 1436.0 min, 49°.2
95.1 eastBeidou 20 (Beidou-3S IGEO-2S)409382015-053A2024 Feb 2635579 x 35984 km, 1435.9 min, 50°.5
93.7 eastBeidou 22 (Beidou-2 IGEO-6)414342016-021A2024 Feb 2635566 x 35995 km, 1435.8 min, 59°.0
93.5 eastZhongxing 3 (Chinasat 3)204731990-011A2024 Feb 2635756 x 35800 km, 1435.6 min, 14°.6
92.2 eastZhongxing 9 (Chinasat 9)330512008-028A2024 Feb 2635767 x 35807 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
89.6 eastSTTW 1 (DFH-2)165261986-010A2024 Feb 2635795 x 35808 km, 1436.9 min, 11°.9
89.6 eastL-SAR 04-01 (Land Exploration 04-01)576242023-120A2024 Feb 2635774 x 35799 km, 1436.1 min, 15°.9
87.5 eastZhongxing 12 (Chinasat 12)390172012-067A2024 Feb 2635772 x 35800 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
86.5 eastFengyun 2E (Fengyun 2-05)334632008-066A2024 Feb 2635781 x 35795 km, 1436.2 min, 7°.3
83.9 eastBeidou 16 (Beidou-2 G-6)389532012-059A2024 Feb 2635741 x 35834 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.3
83.5 eastTJS 4 (Communication Technology Test Satellite 4)446372019-070A2024 Feb 2635772 x 35801 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
81.5 eastTiantong 1-03473212021-003B2024 Feb 2635768 x 35805 km, 1436.1 min, 3°.1
81.4 eastZhongxing 1E (Chinasat 1E)538132022-112A2024 Feb 2635776 x 35796 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
80.0 eastBeidou 54 (Beidou-3 G-2)453442020-017A2024 Feb 2635777 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.2
79.6 eastBeidou 4 (Beidou-2 G-3)365902010-024A2024 Feb 2635749 x 35825 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.6
79.2 eastFengyun 2H (Fengyun 2-05)434912018-050A2024 Feb 2635783 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.9
77.0 eastTianlian 2-01440762019-017A2024 Feb 2635769 x 35803 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
76.5 eastAPStar 7381072012-013A2024 Feb 2635775 x 35798 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
71.5 eastZhongxing 1 (Chinasat 1)189221988-014A2024 Feb 2435749 x 35806 km, 1435.6 min, 13°.9
68.1 eastShijian 20 (Practice 20)449102019-097A2024 Feb 2635777 x 35796 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.8
67.8 eastDFH 3-2247981997-021A2024 Feb 2535784 x 35847 km, 1437.6 min, 12°.8
66.4 eastTJS 2 (Communication Technology Test Satellite 2)419112017-001A2024 Feb 2635773 x 35799 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.3
58.8 eastBeidou 11 (Beidou-2 G-5)380912012-008A2024 Feb 2635741 x 35833 km, 1436.1 min, 1°.8
46.8 eastShiyan 12-01 (Test 12-01)503212021-129A2024 Feb 2635733 x 35737 km, 1433.5 min, 1°.5
42.4 eastZhongxing 2 (Chinasat 2)197101988-111A2024 Feb 2335770 x 35824 km, 1436.6 min, 14°.5
23.9 eastSTTW T2 (DFH 2-1)148991984-035A2024 Feb 2535764 x 35841 km, 1436.9 min, 10°.9
16.8 eastTianlian 1-05490112021-063A2024 Feb 2635775 x 35798 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.6
15.2 eastZhongxing 22A (Chinasat 22A)293982006-038A2024 Feb 2635826 x 35846 km, 1438.6 min, 10°.0
10.6 eastTianlian 2-03531002022-078A2024 Feb 2635777 x 35795 km, 1436.1 min, 1°.5

For the satellites that do not have formal published elements, thanks go to the radio and visual amateur satellite trackers for their observing, and particularly to Mike McCants for archiving the derived orbits.

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