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Ekspress-AM 2, 3

Ekspress-AM 3 [RSCC]

The Ekspress-AM 2 and 3 series are communications satellites 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 are built by Alcatel.

The satellite was retired in 2016 and was moved into a graveyard orbit above the geostationary belt.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)
Contractors: NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki (NPO PM) (Bus), Alcatel (Payload)
Equipment: 4 Ku-band (140 W), 8 Ku-Band (101 W), 4 C-band (100 W), 1 C-band (100 W), 11 C-band (60 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 2 2005-010A 29.03.2005 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2M
Ekspress-AM 3 2005-023A 24.06.2005 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2

References:

  • Intersputnik Website
Further Ekspress missions: