|Operator||Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC)|
|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
|Manufacturer||ISS Reshetnev: bus|
MDA Corporation: payload
|Launch mass||3,358 kg (7,403 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||26 December 2013, 10:49:56 UTC |
|Rocket||Proton-M / Briz-M|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 81/24 |
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit |
|Coverage area||Russian 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).
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.