S- and Ku-band data relay channels of each satellite will be linked with receive/transmit points via satellite communications links.
The first satellite were originally planned for a launch in 2022 and the second for 2025 but both have been delayed.
|Type / Application:||Communication, data relay|
|Configuration:||Ekspress-1000N (3-Axis stabilized, 2 solar arrays)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|