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Ekspress-AMU 1 / Eutelsat 36C

Ekspress-AMU 1 / Eutelsat 36C [Astrium]

The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has in January 2013 selected EADS Astrium to build and launch the Ekspress-AMU 1 communications satellite.

Ekspress-AMU1 is a state-of-the-art high-capacity satellite with up to 70 transponders in Ku- and Ka-band. It will provide coverage of the European part of the Russian Federation in Ku and Ka bands, and also ensure service continuity and growth for broadcast markets developed by Eutelsat in sub-Saharan Africa. The satellite will transform the broadcasting infrastructure at 36° East into a broader system to support more television services and IP-based applications to match the development of Russia’s digital entertainment market. Eutelsat will commercialise the capacity under the name Eutelsat 36C.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz), Eutelsat
Contractors: EADS Astrium → Airbus Defence and Space
Equipment: 70 Ku- and Ka-band transponders
Configuration: Eurostar-3000
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5700 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Ekspress-AMU 1 / Eutelsat 36C 2015-082A 24.12.2015 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)
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