Ekspress-AM 8 [ISS Reshetnev]
The Ekspress-AM 8 is a communications satellite for russian domestic communication services. While the spacecraft itself is built by russian RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz), the communication payload is built by Thales Alenia Space.
The Express-AM8 Ekspress-1000NTB based satellite will generate 5.9 kilowatts of end-of-life power to a payload consisting of 24 C-band, 12 Ku-band and 2 L-band transponders.
Ekspress-AM8 was originally to be launched in 2012 or 2013 into RSCC’s 14 degrees west orbital slot, but was delayed to 2015. It used a Proton-M Blok-DM-03 launch vehicle to be inserted directly into geostationary orbit.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)|
|Contractors:||ISS Reshetnev (Bus), Thales Alenia Space (TAS) (Payload)|
|Equipment:||24 C-band, 12 Ku-band, 2 L-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays 5.9 kW (EoL), batteries|
|Ekspress-AM 8||2015-048A||14.09.2015||Ba LC-81/24||Proton-M Blok-DM-03|