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.
|Mission duration||15 years planned|
|Launch mass||3,358 kilograms (7,403 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||21 October 2014, 15:09:32UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 81/24|
|Perigee altitude||35,774 kilometres (22,229 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||35,799 kilometres (22,244 mi)|
|Epoch||18 March 2015, 16:26:01 UTC|
|Band||30 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
|RSCC||Russia and CIS||www.rscc.ru|
|Wide Network Solutions||Middle East and Europe||www.widenetworks.net|
- Bergin, Chris (21 October 2014). "Russian Proton-M launches Ekspress-AM6 satellite – orbit unclear". Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- "EXPRESS-AM6 Satellite details 2014-064A NORAD 40277". N2YO. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
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