Ekspress-AM 7 [Airbus Defence and Space]
The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has in March 2012 selected EADS Astrium to build the Ekspress-AM 7 communications satellite.
The satellite will operate at 40° east and will carry 36 Ku-band, 24 C-band and two L-band transponders as areplacemt for Ekspress-AM 1. It uses Astrium’s Eurostar-3000 satellite bus and provides 16 kilowatts to its payload at the end of a planned 15-year service life. It weighs 5,720 kilograms at launch.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)|
|Contractors:||EADS Astrium → Airbus Defence and Space|
|Equipment:||24 C-band, 36 Ku-band, 2 L-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Ekspress-AM 7||2015-012A||18.03.2015||Ba LC-200/39||Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)|