Express-AM6 (Eutelsat 53A) at 53° East
|Launch vehicle:||Proton M/Breeze|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
The Express-AM6 satellite is manufactured by JSC “Academician ‑F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems (ISS Reshetnev) in cooperation with Radio Research and Development Institute (Russia) and MDA corporation (Canada).
The satellite was launched on October 21, 2014 on a Proton M launcher operated by ILS. The spacecraft commenced commercial operation in July 2015.
Satellite operator Eutelsat is leasing five transponders on Express-AM6 and are marketed under the name Eutelsat 53A since May 2015. Eutelsat 53A provides high-power over Europe, the Middle-East and Central Asia through from its location at 53° East.