Communications Satellite

Express-AM8 is a Russian communications satellite of the Express series designed to operate in geostationary orbit as part of the satellite constellation of FSUE Cosmicheskaya Svyaz (RSCC).

Name of SatelliteExpress-AM8
ContractorISS Reshetnev
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)2 100
Class of OrbitGEO
Perigee (km)35 784
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)15
Date of Launch14.09.2015
Launch SiteBaikonur Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleProton DM
COSPAR Number2015-048A
NORAD Number40895

The Express-AM8 was constructed in Reshetnev ISS on the basis of the Express-1000H platform, according to order of the Russian satellite communications operator FSUE Cosmicheskaya Svyaz, which used to restore its orbital constellation. Discounting the payload is made by Thales Alenia Space.


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