Ekspress AM5

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Ekspress-AM5
Express-AM5 Satellite with stars.jpg
Mission type Communications
Operator FGUP
COSPAR ID 2013-077A
SATCAT № 39487
Mission duration 15 years planned
Spacecraft properties
Bus Reshetnev
MDA Corporation
Manufacturer Eurostar-3000
Launch mass 3,600 kilograms (7,900 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 26 December 2013, 10:49:56 (2013-12-26UTC10:49:56Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Proton-M/Briz-M
Launch site Baikonur 81/24[2]
Contractor Khrunichev
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric

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.[3] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bergin, Chris (26 December 2013). "Russian Proton-M launches Ekspress-AM5". Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Carrier rocket Proton-M with Express-AM5 spacecraft to be launched from Baikonur". Voice of Russia. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Express-AM5 satellite delivered to final orbit". Itar Tass. Retrieved 27 December 2013.