Space-Track.org reports the Zhongxing-9A (Chinasat-9A) spacecraft is in an orbit measuring 193 x 16,357 km. It is not clear whether the geosynchronous satellite can be salvaged.
Chinese media report the spacecraft is healthy with solar panels and antennas deployed.
The satellite was launched aboard a Long March 3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 00:12 local time.
Zhongxing-9A is designed to provide direct-to-home television broadcast services to China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.