|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
|Manufacturer||MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, ISS Reshetnev|
|Launch mass||1,200 kilograms (2,600 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Rocket||Zenit-3F / Fregat-SB|
|Band||24 Ku band|
|Coverage area||Eastern Europe, parts of Asia, and the Middle East|
The launch of the satellite has been repeatedly postponed (since 2011) due to various problems including: financial mismanagement, corrupt officials stealing project funds, unmet obligations to contractors and lenders, the loss of a rocket engine that went missing in transit under suspicious circumstances, and the loss of control over the satellite control center in Yevpatoria due to the Russian annexation of Crimea. Currently, the satellite is stored in Russia.
The satellite is intended to provide services of regional and foreign television and radio broadcasting, direct television broadcasting, the provision of multimedia and Internet services, as well as data transmission, telephony, video conferencing and the Internet, based on VSAT. Satellite coverage includes Eastern Europe, parts of Asia, and the Middle East.
The spacecraft will have 24 Ku-band transponders installed. The power of each transponder will be 100–110 watts.
The main contractor and developer of the payload is a Canadian company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA).