Ekspress AM5


Express-AM5 Satellite with stars.jpg
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2013-077A
SATCAT no.39487
Mission duration15 years planned
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerISS Reshetnev
MDA Corporation
Launch mass3,600 kilograms (7,900 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date26 December 2013, 10:49:56 (2013-12-26UTC10:49:56Z) UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur 81/24[2]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee altitude35,788 kilometres (22,238 mi)[3]
Apogee altitude35,798 kilometres (22,244 mi)[3]
Inclination0.04 degrees[3]
Period1436.13 minutes[3]
Epoch22 January 2015, 22:13:28 UTC[3]

Ekspress-AM5 (Russian: Экспресс АМ5) is a Russian communications satellite which was launched in 2013. Part of the Ekspress series of geostationary communications satellites, it is owned and operated by the Russian State Company for Satellite Communications.[4]

It provides digital television and radio broadcasting, telephone, video conferencing, data transmission and Internet services. The satellite is also used for mobile communications among between the Russian president and other government leaders. Express AM5 carries 40 Ku-band, 30 C-band, 12 Ka-band and two L-band transponders. The satellite is designed for a 15-year lifetime and will be positioned in geostationary orbit at 140 degrees east longitude, covering Russia's Far East, Southeast Asia and Australia. Such an orbit allows the spacecraft to remain in a fixed location in the sky for users on the ground.[5]


  1. ^ Bergin, Chris (26 December 2013). "Russian Proton-M launches Ekspress-AM5". Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Carrier rocket Proton-M with Express-AM5 spacecraft to be launched from Baikonur". Voice of Russia. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e "EXPRESS-AM5 Satellite details 2013-077A NORAD 39487". N2YO. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Express-AM5 satellite delivered to final orbit". Itar Tass. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Technical details for satellite EXPRESS-AM5". N2YO.com - Real Time Satellite Tracking and Predictions. Retrieved 2018-06-29.