|Mission duration||7 years
|Launch mass||2,500 kilograms (5,500 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||12 March 2000|
|Launch site||Baikonur Cosmodrome 200/39|
Ekspress A2 (Russian: Экспресс meaning Express), also designated Ekspress 6A and sometimes erroneously called Ekspress 2A, is a Russian communications satellite which is operated by Kosmicheskiya Svyaz. It was constructed by NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki and Alcatel Space and is based on the MSS-2500-GSO satellite bus. Launch occurred on 12 March 2000, at 04:07 GMT. The launch was contracted by Khrunichev, and used a Proton-K/DM-2M carrier rocket flying from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
It is part of the Ekspress network of satellites.
Following its launch and on-orbit testing, it was placed in geosynchronous orbit at 103° East, from where it provides communications services to Russia. It is equipped with seventeen transponders.
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