January 13, 2023 – APSTAR-6E satellite was launched at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. APSTAR-6E satellite is a geostationary orbit satellite based on the DFH-3E satellite platform. It is purchased and owned by APSTAR Alliance Satcom Limited, an associate of APT Satellite. APT Satellite provides operation and technical support to the APSTAR-6E programme. APSTAR-6E will provide cost-effective high-throughput broadband satellite telecommunication services in the Asia-Pacific region. As the first bird of the DFH-3E series, APSTAR-6E satellite is also the first all-electric propulsion GEO telecommunication satellite. The satellite adopts a number of advanced technologies including the full automation ability to lift to the geostationary orbit and long-term automatic station-keeping in the orbital slot. It also has the outstanding performance in high load and low cost. The launch of APSTAR-6E marks a significant milestone of APT Satellite’s satellite programs, it further poises APT Satellite as a leading satellite company in the Asia-Pacific region.