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Ekspress-AMU3 & AMU7

Proton-M/Briz-M

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

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Mission

Ekspress-AMU3 & AMU7

Type: Communications

The Ekspress-AMU 3 and Ekspress-AMU 7 are two communications satellite for russian domestic communication services. While the spacecraft themselves are built by russian RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz), the communication payloads are built by Thales Alenia Space. Both satellites are based on the Ekspress-1000 bus and feature 16 Ku-, 1 L- and 20 C-band transponders. They will be located at 96.5° and 145° East respectively.

Location

200/39 (200L)

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1526 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

200/39 (200L), 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 65 times with 59 successful and 6 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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
2 months ago

2 more satellites coming up folks hope all goes well for our Russian space friends.