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Ekspress-AM6
NamesЭкспресс-АМ6
Express-AM6
EUTELSAT 53A
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorRussian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC)
COSPAR ID2014-064A
SATCAT no.40277
Websitehttps://eng.rscc.ru/
Mission duration15 years (planned)
6 years, 7 months and 22 days (in progress)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftEkspress-AM6
Spacecraft typeEkspress
BusEkspress-2000
ManufacturerISS Reshetnev (bus)
MDA Corporation (payload)
Launch mass3,358 kg (7,403 lb)
Power14 kW
Start of mission
Launch date21 October 2014,
15:09:32 UTC [1]
RocketProton-M / Briz-M
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 81/24
ContractorKhrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
Entered serviceMay 2015
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit [2]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude53° East (2014-present)
Transponders
Band72 transponders:
14 C-band
44 Ku-band
12 Ka-band
2 L-band
Coverage areaEurope, Middle East, Russia, CIS
 

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).

Satellite description

The satellite has 14 C-band, 44 Ku-band, 12 Ka-band and 2 L-band transponders.[3]

Launch

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.[3]

List of providers

Company Market Website
Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) Russia and CIS https://www.rscc.ru
Wide Network Solutions (WNS) Europe and Middle East https://www.widenetworks.net

EUTELSAT 53A

Five transponders are leased to EUTELSAT and are marketed under the name EUTELSAT 53A since May 2015.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Bergin, Chris (21 October 2014). "Russian Proton-M launches Ekspress-AM6 satellite – orbit unclear". NASASpaceFlight.com. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Express-AM6". N2YO.com. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Ekspress-AM6 (Eutelsat 53A)". Gunter's Space Page. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
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