Ekspress AM5


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Eskpress-AM5 satellite
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorRussian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC)
COSPAR ID2013-077A
SATCAT no.39487
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeEkspress
ManufacturerISS Reshetnev: bus
MDA Corporation: payload
Launch mass3,358 kg (7,403 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date26 December 2013, 10:49:56 UTC [1]
RocketProton-M / Briz-M
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 81/24 [2]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit [3]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude140° East
Band30 C-band,
40 Ku-band,
12 Ka-band,
2 L-band
Coverage areaRussian Far East, Southeast Asia, Australia

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 Satellite Communications Company (RSCC).[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 30 C-band, 40 Ku-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° East longitude, covering Russian 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". NASASpaceFlight.com. 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. ^ "EXPRESS-AM5 2013-077A 39487". N2YO.com. 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. Retrieved 2018-06-29.