|Mission duration||15 years planned|
|Launch mass||3,600 kilograms (7,900 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||26 December 2013, 10:49:56UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 81/24|
|Perigee altitude||35,788 kilometres (22,238 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||35,798 kilometres (22,244 mi)|
|Epoch||22 January 2015, 22:13:28 UTC|
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.
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.