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Ekspress AMU1 / (EUTELSAT 36C)

Proton-M Briz-M

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Ekspress AMU1

Type: Communications

Express-AMU1 is high-capacity communications satellite which will provide coverage of the European part of the Russian Federation in Ku and Ka bands. Stationed at 36 degrees east in Geostationary Orbit the 5700kg craft will be equipped with up to 70 transponders. The satellite is powered by 2 solar arrays and has an expected lifetime of 15 years.

Location

81/24 (81P)

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

468 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

81/24 (81P), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Proton-M Briz-M

Length: 53 meters
Diameter: 7.4 meters

The Proton-M Briz-M rocket has been launched a total of 43 times with 40 successful and 3 failed launches.

Agency

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Type: Government
Abbreviation: KhSC
Administration: Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy
Founded: 1916
Launchers: Proton | Rokot

Country: RUS

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.

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