Ekspress AT1

Summary

Ekspress-AT1
Mission typeDirect-To-Home broadcasting
OperatorRSCC
COSPAR ID2014-010A
SATCAT no.39612
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
BusEkspress-1000H
ManufacturerISS Reshetnev
Launch mass1672 kg
Power5600 watts
Start of mission
Launch date15 March 2014, 23:08:00 UTC
RocketProton-M / Briz-M
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 81/24
ContractorKhrunichev
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Epoch15 March 2014[1]
Transponders
Band32 Ku-band
 

Ekspress AT1 (Russian: Экспресс АT1) is a Russian Direct-To-Home broadcasting satellite which was launched on 15 March 2014. Part of the Ekspress series of geostationary communications satellites, it is owned and operated by the Russian Satellite Communications Company. It is based on the Ekspress-1000H satellite bus manufactured by Information Satellite Systems Reshetnev. Its mass at launch is 1672 kg, and the power allocated to the payload is about 5600 watts. The satellite carries 32 Ku-band transponders, providing satellite television to western and central Russia, as well as western and central Siberia, and almost all of Kazakhstan. The planned service life of the satellite is at least 15 years.[2][3] It was launched in the framework of Russian Federal Space Program for 2006-2015, approved by the Government Decree No. 635 signed on 22 October 2005 by Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov.

References

  1. ^ "EXPRESS AT-1 Satellite details 2014-010A NORAD 39612". N2YO. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  2. ^ Chris Bergin (15 March 2014). "Proton-M successfully lofts Express-AT satellite duo". NASASpaceflight.com. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  3. ^ ""Триколор ТВ" в ожидании апреля". comnews.ru. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014.