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Ekran-M (11F647M)


Ekran-M continued the colour television broadcast to community users in Siberia and the Far North.

The Ekran-M spacecraft were upgraded versions of the original Ekran craft and an augmented solar arrays to provide 1.8 kW of power. Most significantly, the lifetime of the satellites was increased from 3 to 9 years, which several crafts surpased.

A modified Ekran-M, called Ekran-D, was proposed to permit digital transmissions of a broader assortment of information. The Ekran-D has not appeared yet.

Nation: USSR / Russia
Type / Application: Communication, direct broadcasting
Operator: RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)
Contractors: NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki (NPO PM)
Equipment: 1 (+1) UHF 200 W transponder, C-band uplink
Configuration: KAUR-3
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 9 years
Mass: ~2000 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 1817 (Ekran-M (1), Ekran-M 11L) 1987-010A 30.01.1987 Ba LC-200/40 P Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Ekran-M 1 (Ekran-M 13L) 1987-109A 27.12.1987 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Ekran-M 2 (Ekran-M 12L) 1988-108A 10.12.1988 Ba LC-200/40 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Ekran-M (3) (Ekran-M 14L) 1990-F04 09.08.1990 Ba LC-200/39 F Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Ekran-M 3 (Ekran-M 15L) 1992-074A 30.10.1992 Ba LC-81/23 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Ekran-M 4 (Ekran-M 18L) 2001-014A 07.04.2001 Ba LC-81/24 Proton-M Briz-M (Mod 1)
Ekran-M x (Ekran-M 16L) - not launched Ba Proton-M Briz-M (Mod 1)
Ekran-M x (Ekran-M 17L) - not launched Ba Proton-M Briz-M (Mod 1)
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