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Ekspress-AM 7

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.

Nation: Russia
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
Configuration: Eurostar-3000
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5720 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Ekspress-AM 7 2015-012A 18.03.2015 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)

References:

  • EADS Astrium press release
Further Ekspress missions: