|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||21 October 2014, 15:09:32 UTC |
|Rocket||Proton-M / Briz-M|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 81/24|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit |
|Coverage area||Russia. CIS, Europe, Middle East|
Ekspress-AM6 (Russian: Экспресс-АМ6 meaning Express-AM6) is a Russian communications satellite which was launched in 2014. The satellite has replaced the older Ekspress-AM22, at 53° East. Part of the Ekspress series of geostationary communications satellites, it is owned and operated by the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC).
The satellite was launched on a Proton-M / Briz-M launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The Briz-M upper stage shut down too early in the 4th burn and left the satellite in a lower than planned orbit. The satellite reached the operational geostationary orbit by using its own propulsion.
|Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC)||Russia and CIS||www.rscc.ru|
|Wide Network Solutions (WNS)||Europe and Middle East||www.widenetworks.net|