|Mission duration||15 years planned|
|Launch mass||3,600 kilograms (7,900 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||26 December 2013, 10:49:56UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 81/24|
Ekspress-AM5 (Russian: Экспресс АМ5) is a Russian communications satellite which was launched in 2013. Part of the Ekspress series of geostationary communications satellites, it is owned and operated by the Russian State Company for Satellite Communications. The satellite beams digital television and radio signals across Russia, providing mobile presidential and government communication services, offering multi-service packages and supporting VSAT networks. The satellite will create the necessary infrastructure to provide the population with affordable multi-program digital TV and radio broadcasting. It was launched in the framework of Russian Federal Space Program for 2006-2015, approved by the Government Decree №635 signed on 22 October 2005 by Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov.
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