Girish Mahajan

Ekspress AM7

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Mission type  Communications
COSPAR ID  2015-012A
Mission duration  15 years (planned)
Inclination  0.02°
Launch date  18 March 2015
Bus  Eurostar E3000
Operator  RSCC
SATCAT no.  40505
Inclination  0.02°
Period  24 hours
Launch site  Baikonur Cosmodrome
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Manufacturer  Airbus Defence and Space
Similar  Ekspress, Ekspress AM6, Ekspress AM8, Ekspress AM5, Ekspress‑AMU1

Launch of russian proton m rocket with ekspress am7


Ekspress AM7 (Russian: Экспресс-АМ7 meaning Express AM7) is a Russian communications satellite operated by the State Company for Satellite Communications.

Astrium, which had become part of Airbus Defence and Space by the time of the satellite's launch, constructed Ekspress AM7, which was based on the Eurostar 3000 satellite bus. The satellite has a mass of 5,720 kilograms (12,610 lb) and a planned operational lifespan of 15 years. The satellite carried 62 transponders: 24 operating in the C band of the electromagnetic spectrum, 36 in the Ku band and 2 in the L band.

Khrunichev was contracted to launch Ekspress AM7, using a Proton-M/Briz-M rocket - the same configuration that had failed to deploy the similar Ekspress AM4 and Ekspress AM4R. The launch took place from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, at 22:05 UTC on 18 March 2015. The satellite was deployed into the planned geostationary transfer orbit.

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Ekspress AM7 Wikipedia


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