Ekspress AM8

Summary

Ekspress-AM8
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorFGUP
COSPAR ID2015-048A
SATCAT no.40895
Mission duration15 years planned
Spacecraft properties
BusEkspress-1000NTB
ManufacturerISS Reshetnev
Thales Alenia Space
Launch mass2,100 kilograms (4,600 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date14 September 2015, 19:00:00 (2015-09-14UTC19Z) UTC[1]
RocketProton-M/Blok DM-03
Launch siteBaikonur 81/24
ContractorKhrunichev
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude14° West
EpochPlanned
Transponders
Band24 C band
12 Ku band
2 L band
 

Ekspress AM8 (Russian: Экспресс АМ8) is a Russian communications satellite which was launched in 2015. Part of the Ekspress series of geostationary communications satellites, it is owned and operated by the Russian State Company for Satellite Communications.

See also

References

  1. ^ Bergin, Chris (14 September 2015). "Russian Proton M successfully launches Ekspress-AM8". Retrieved 15 September 2015.

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