Communications Satellite

Express-80 is an Express series communications satellite designed to operate in geostationary orbit as part of the satellite constellation of FSUE Space Communications.

Name of SatelliteExpress-80
ContractorISS Reshetnev/Thales Alenia Space
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)2 150
Class of OrbitGEO
Perigee (km)35 781
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)15
Date of Launch30.07.2020
Launch SiteBaikonur Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleProton M
COSPAR Number2020-053A
NORAD Number45985

Communications Satellite was accompanied with C, Ku and L-band transponders. Containable area of Russia’s wide range is seen from the satellite’s positions in Ku-band, north of India with neighbouring countries and South-East Asia in Ku band.


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