|Mission duration||12 years planned|
|Launch mass||2,600 kilograms (5,700 lb)|
|Power||104 watts|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||December 28, 2003, 23:00:00UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 200/39|
|Perigee altitude||35,790 kilometres (22,240 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||35,794 kilometres (22,241 mi)|
|Epoch||May 27, 2014, 02:41:03 UTC|
|Band||24 Ku band|
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.
Since the launch of Ekspress AM6, AM22 has been moved to a new orbit at 80.0° East.