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Ekspress-AM 22 / SESAT 2

Ekspress-AM 22 [RSCC]

The Ekspress-AM 22 ia 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 are built by Alcatel.

12 Ku-band transponders (referred to as SESAT 2) are leased to Eutelsat by the RSCC.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)
Contractors: NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki (NPO PM) (Bus), Alcatel (Payload)
Equipment: 24 Ku-band (103,5 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 22 (SESAT 2) 2003-060A 28.12.2003 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2M

References:

  • Intersputnik Website
Further Ekspress missions:
Further Eutelsat SESAT missions: