The Ekspress-AM 1 is a communications satellite for russian domestic communication services. The lifetime of the spacecraft has been increased to 12 years. While the spacecraft itself is built by russian RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz), the communication payloads is built by NEC.
Ekspress AM 1 failed in May 2010 following a shutdown of its attitude-control system. It was recovered, but inclination increased afterwards. On 10 August 2013 the satellite was finally decomissioned and afterwards sent to a graveyard orbit.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)|
|Contractors:||NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki (NPO PM) (Bus), NEC (Payload)|
|Equipment:||18 Ku-band (95 W), 1 C-Band (140 W), 8 C-band (40 W), 1 L-band (30 W) transponders|
|Propulsion:||8 × SPT-100 Stationary Plasma Thrusters|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||2542 kg (#11)|
|Ekspress-AM 1||2004-043A||29.10.2004||Ba LC-200/39||Proton-K Blok-DM-2M|