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Ekspress-AM 1

Ekspress-AM [GDK]

The Ekspress-AM 1 is a communications satellite for russian domestic communication services. The lifetime of the spacecraft has been increased to 12 years. While the spacecraft itself is built by russian RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz), the communication payloads is built by NEC.

Ekspress AM 1 failed in May 2010 following a shutdown of its attitude-control system. It was recovered, but inclination increased afterwards. On 10 August 2013 the satellite was finally decomissioned and afterwards sent to a graveyard orbit.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)
Contractors: NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki (NPO PM) (Bus), NEC (Payload)
Equipment: 18 Ku-band (95 W), 1 C-Band (140 W), 8 C-band (40 W), 1 L-band (30 W) transponders
Configuration: MSS-2500-GSO (MSS-767)
Propulsion: 8 × SPT-100 Stationary Plasma Thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 12 years
Mass: 2542 kg (#11)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Ekspress-AM 1 2004-043A 29.10.2004 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2M

References:

  • Intersputnik Website
Further Ekspress missions: