Express-AM7 at 40° East
|Launch vehicle:||Proton M/Breeze|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
The Express-AM7 satellite, located at 40° East Geostationary orbit, provides services for TV & Radio broadcasting, broadband access, Internet access, multimedia, data, telephony and mobile communications.
The spacecraft was built by EADS Astrium (Boeing Defense & Space) and is based on the Eurostar E3000 bus. The satellite weighs 5,720kgs and has a planned operational lifespan of 15 years. The satellite carries 62 transponders, 24 operating in the C-band, 36 in Ku-band and 2 transponders in L-band.
Launch operator ILS orbited the satellite on a Proton M launcher on March 18th, 2015 from the Baikonour Cosmodrome launch site in Kazachstan.