Ekspress AM6

Ekspress-AM6 (Russian: Экспресс АМ6) is a Russian communications satellite which was launched in 2014. The satellite has replaced the older Ekspress-AM22, at 53° East. Part of the Ekspress series of geostationary communications satellites, it is owned and operated by the Russian State Company for Satellite Communications.

Ekspress-AM6
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorFGUP
COSPAR ID2014-064A
SATCAT no.40277
Mission duration15 years planned
Spacecraft properties
BusEkspress-2000
ManufacturerISS Reshetnev
MDA Corporation
Launch mass3,358 kilograms (7,403 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date21 October 2014, 15:09:32 (2014-10-21UTC15:09:32Z) UTC[1]
RocketProton-M/Briz-M
Launch siteBaikonur 81/24
ContractorKhrunichev
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude53° East
Perigee altitude35,774 kilometres (22,229 mi)[2]
Apogee altitude35,799 kilometres (22,244 mi)[2]
Inclination0.36 degrees[2]
Period1436.1 minutes[2]
Epoch18 March 2015, 16:26:01 UTC[2]
Transponders
Band30 C band
40 Ku band
12 Ka band
2 L band
 

The satellite has 30 C-band, 40 Ku-band, 12 Ka-band and 2 L-band transponders.

List of providersEdit

Company Market Website
RSCC Russia and CIS www.rscc.ru
Wide Network Solutions Middle East and Europe www.widenetworks.net

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bergin, Chris (21 October 2014). "Russian Proton-M launches Ekspress-AM6 satellite – orbit unclear". Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "EXPRESS-AM6 Satellite details 2014-064A NORAD 40277". N2YO. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.