Express-AT1 (Eutelsat 56E) at 56° East
|Launch vehicle:||Proton M/Breeze|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
The Express-AT1 satellite is based on ISS-Reshetnev’s Express-1000HTB platform. The satellite was designed for a 15+ years lifespan and had a launch mass of approximately 1,800kgs and power available to the payload of 5.6 kW. The satellite is fitted with 32 active Ku-band transponders.
Express-AT1 was launched on March 16th, 2014 in a dual launch with Express-AT2 also built by ISS-Reshetnev Company, on a Proton M launcher operated by launch operator ILS. Express-AT1 is currently stationed at 56° East.
Satellite operator Eutelsat has contracted a 15-year lease for transponders across Express AT1 which will principally serve the Tricolor TV and NTV Plus TV platforms.
Express AT1 is a high power Ku-band satellite designed to support the expansion of digital services in the Russian Federation and expand broadcasting resources over Siberia.
Owned and operated by satellite operator RSCC from Russia, the satellite complements coverage of the European part of Russia provided by the Eutelsat 36B and 36C satellites located at 36° East.