The so-called Asia-Pacific-7 satellite (亚太七号卫星) is a French-made communications satellite for APT Satellite Holdings Limited, the satellite is equipped with 28 C-band and 28 Ku-band transponders. Asia-Pacific uses the C-band to provide television transmission and satellite communications services for Asia, Middle East, Africa, Australia, Europe and other places; the Ku-band is used to provide live television, satellite news gathering, very small aperture terminal (VSAT) and in particular the cross-intercontinental communications services for China, the Middle East – Central Asia, Africa. Asia-Pacific 7 satellite was launched by China in 2012 with “Long March III B” enhanced carrier rocket.
“Asia-Pacific” satellite was made by the French Thales Alenia Aerospace Manufacturing, and successfully launched in Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China in March 2012 by the “Long March III B” carrier rocket. It is owned by the Hong Kong APT Satellite Holdings Co., Ltd (its largest shareholder is China Aerospace Science and Technology Group Company). Asia-Pacific 7 satellite is currently one of the most influential satellites in the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, Africa and other regions.