Ekspress AM22


Ekspress AM22
Mission typeCommunication
COSPAR ID2003-060A
SATCAT no.28134
Mission duration12 years planned
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerNPO PM
Alcatel Space
Launch mass2,600 kilograms (5,700 lb)
Power104 watts[citation needed]
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 28, 2003, 23:00:00 (2003-12-28UTC23Z) UTC[2]
RocketProton-K/DM-2M 410-04
Launch siteBaikonur 200/39
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude80.0º East
Perigee altitude35,790 kilometres (22,240 mi)
Apogee altitude35,794 kilometres (22,241 mi)
Inclination0.02 degrees
Period23.93 hours
EpochMay 27, 2014, 02:41:03 UTC[3]
Band24 Ku band

Ekspress AM22 (Russian: Экспресс АМ22, meaning Express AM22) is a communications satellite. It belongs to the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) based in Moscow[4]

The satellite has a total of 24 transponders, 12 of which are referred to as SESAT 2, and are leased to Eutelsat by the RSCC (Russian Satellite Communications Company). The remaining 12 transponders, with domestic coverage of the Russian Federation, are commercialised by the RSCC under the name EKSPRESS AM22.[5]

The satellite can be received in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the most part of Russia. The transfer takes place in the Ku band.

Since the launch of Ekspress AM6, AM22 has been moved to a new orbit at 80.0° East.


  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Ekspress-AM 22 / SESAT 2". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  3. ^ "SESAT 2 (EXPRESS AM-22) Satellite details 2003-060A NORAD 28134". N2YO. May 27, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Express-AM22 satellite (launched on 29 December, 2003, entered operation on 9 March, 2004)". Archived from the original on December 8, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
  5. ^ "Eutelsat satellite fleet :: SESAT 2 satellite at 53 degrees East". Eutelsat.com. 2009-11-09. Archived from the original on 2008-06-16. Retrieved 2012-10-17.

External links

  • IMS Official provider's site