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Ekspress-A 1, 1R, 2, 3

Ekspress-A [RSCC]

Express-A satellites are designed for operation in the fixed satellite service. Their transponder payloads make it possible to retransmit all types of traffic, including television and radio programming, telephony, data, videoconferencing as well as high-speed Internet.

The Express-A satellites are equipped with 17 high-power C- and Ku-band transponders. Russia's Krasnoyarsk-based NPO PM is the prime contractor for the Express-A-series satellites. The satellite bus is developed by NPO PM, while Alcatel Espace of France supplies the payload.

Ekspress A2 was retired in 2015 and was moved into a graveyard orbit above the geostationary belt. Ekspress A4 was retired at the beginning of 2020 and was moved into a graveyard orbit.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)
Contractors: NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki (NPO PM) (Bus), Alcatel Space (Payload)
Equipment: 12 C-transponders, 5 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: MSS-2500-GSO (MSS-740)
Propulsion: 8 × SPT-100 Stationary Plasma Thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 7 years
Mass: 2500 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Ekspress-A 1 1999-F03 27.10.1999 Ba LC-200/39 F Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Ekspress-A 1R (Ekspress-A 4) 2002-029A 10.06.2002 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2M
Ekspress-A 2 (Ekspress 6A) 2000-013A 12.03.2000 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2M
Ekspress-A 3 (Ekspress 3A) 2000-031A 24.06.2000 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2M


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