Ekran-M continued the colour television broadcast to community users in Siberia and the Far North.
The Ekran-M spacecraft were upgraded versions of the original Ekran craft and an augmented solar arrays to provide 1.8 kW of power. Most significantly, the lifetime of the satellites was increased from 3 to 9 years, which several crafts surpased.
A modified Ekran-M, called Ekran-D, was proposed to permit digital transmissions of a broader assortment of information. The Ekran-D has not appeared yet.
|Nation:||USSR / Russia|
|Type / Application:||Communication, direct broadcasting|
|Operator:||RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)|
|Contractors:||NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki (NPO PM)|
|Equipment:||1 (+1) UHF 200 W transponder, C-band uplink|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Kosmos 1817 (Ekran-M (1), Ekran-M 11L)||1987-010A||30.01.1987||Ba LC-200/40||P||Proton-K Blok-DM-2|
|Ekran-M 1 (Ekran-M 13L)||1987-109A||27.12.1987||Ba LC-200/39||Proton-K Blok-DM-2|
|Ekran-M 2 (Ekran-M 12L)||1988-108A||10.12.1988||Ba LC-200/40||Proton-K Blok-DM-2|
|Ekran-M (3) (Ekran-M 14L)||1990-F04||09.08.1990||Ba LC-200/39||F||Proton-K Blok-DM-2|
|Ekran-M 3 (Ekran-M 15L)||1992-074A||30.10.1992||Ba LC-81/23||Proton-K Blok-DM-2|
|Ekran-M 4 (Ekran-M 18L)||2001-014A||07.04.2001||Ba LC-81/24||Proton-M Briz-M (Mod 1)|
|Ekran-M x (Ekran-M 16L)||-||not launched||Ba||Proton-M Briz-M (Mod 1)|
|Ekran-M x (Ekran-M 17L)||-||not launched||Ba||Proton-M Briz-M (Mod 1)|