The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has in March 2012 selected EADS Astrium to build the Ekspress-AM 7 communications satellite.
The satellite, to be launched in 2014, will operate at 40° east and will carry 36 Ku-band, 24 C-band and two L-band transponders. It will use Astrium’s Eurostar-3000 satellite bus and will provide 16 kilowatts to its payload at the end of a planned 15-year service life. It is expected to weigh 5,700 kilograms at launch.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)|
|Equipment:||24 C-band, 36 Ku-band, 2 L-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Ekspress-AM 7||2014||TB||Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)|