Ekspress-AM 3 [RSCC]
The Ekspress-AM 2 and 3 series are communications satellites 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 are built by Alcatel.
The satellite was retired in 2016 and was moved into a graveyard orbit above the geostationary belt.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)|
|Contractors:||NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki (NPO PM) (Bus), Alcatel (Payload)|
|Equipment:||4 Ku-band (140 W), 8 Ku-Band (101 W), 4 C-band (100 W), 1 C-band (100 W), 11 C-band (60 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 2||2005-010A||29.03.2005||Ba LC-200/39||Proton-K Blok-DM-2M|
|Ekspress-AM 3||2005-023A||24.06.2005||Ba LC-200/39||Proton-K Blok-DM-2|