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Ekspress 80

Ekspress 80 [ISS Reshetnev]

The Ekspress 80 is a communications satellite for Russian domestic communication services owned by RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz).

The satellite was ordered in May 2016 with the spacecraft itself being built by ISS Reshetnev based on the Ekspress-1000N bus and the communication payload being built by Thales Alenia Space.

Offering a design life of 15 years, Express 80 will be positioned at 80° East. The payload power is about 6.3 kW. Express 80 will be fitted with 16 C-band and 20 Ku-band transponders to cover Russia, as well as two L-band transponders offering global coverage.

Ekspress 80 will operate at 80 degrees east, likely to replace the Ekspress-AM 22 / SESAT 2 satellite.

The Ekspress 80 and Ekspress 103 satellites were launched together on a Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4) booster in July 2020 (having been delayed from 2018).

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)
Contractors: ISS Reshetnev (Bus), Thales Alenia Space (TAS) (Payload)
Equipment: 16 C-band transponders, 20 Ku-band transponders, 2 L-band transponders
Configuration: Ekspress-1000N
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 2110 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Ekspress 80 2020-053A 30.07.2020 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) with Ekspress 103
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