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Ekspress-AMU 3, 7

Ekspress-AMU 3 [ISS Reshetnev]

The Ekspress-AMU 3 and Ekspress-AMU 7 are two communications satellite for russian domestic communication services. While the spacecraft themselves are built by russian RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz), the communication payloads are built by Thales Alenia Space.

Both satellites are based on the Ekspress-1000 bus and feature 16 Ku-, 1 L- and 20 C-band transponders.

Both satellites are to be launched together, likely on a Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4) booster in 2020 to their orbital positions located at 96.5° and 145° East respectively.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz)
Contractors: ISS Reshetnev (Bus), Thales Alenia Space (TAS) (Payload)
Equipment: 20 C-band transponders, 16 Ku-band transponders, 1 L-band transponder
Configuration: Ekspress-1000
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays 5.9 kW (EoL), batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Ekspress-AMU 3 - 2020 Ba Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4) with Ekspress-AMU 7
Ekspress-AMU 7 - 2020 Ba Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4) with Ekspress-AMU 3
Further Ekspress missions: