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Ekspress-AM 33, 44

Ekspress-AM-33 [NPO-PM]

The Ekspress-AM 33 and 44 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.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)
Contractors: ISS Reshetnev (ex NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki, NPO PM) (Bus), Alcatel (Payload)
Equipment: 6 Ku-band, 10 C-band, 1 L-band transponders
Configuration: MSS-2500-GSO (MSS-767)
Propulsion: 8 × SPT-100 Stationary Plasma Thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 12 years
Mass: 2532 kg (#44)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Ekspress-AM 33 2008-003A 28.01.2008 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1)
Ekspress-AM 44 2009-007A 11.02.2009 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) with Ekspress-MD 1


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