Ekspress-AMU1

Ekspress-AMU1 (Russian: Экспресс-АМУ1), also known as EUTELSAT 36C, is a geostationary communications satellite operated by Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and designed and manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space on the Eurostar-3000 satellite bus for its Ekspress constellation.[1] It massed 5,892 kg (12,990 lb) at launch, had a power production capacity of 15 kW and a 15-year design life.[2] Its payload is composed of 61 Ku-band and 10 Ka-band transponders.[3][4]

Ekspress-AMU1
NamesЭкспресс-АМУ1
Express-AMU1 (2015-present)
EUTELSAT 36C (2015-present)
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorRussian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC)
COSPAR ID2015-082A
SATCAT no.41191
Websitehttps://eng.rscc.ru/
Mission duration15 years (planned)
5 years and 9 months (in progress)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftEkspress-AMU1
Spacecraft typeEurostar
BusEurostar-3000
ManufacturerEADS Astrium
Launch mass5,892 kg (12,990 lb)
Power15 kW
Start of mission
Launch date24 December 2015,
21:31:19 UTC
RocketProton-M / Briz-M
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 200/39
ContractorKhrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
Entered service10 February 2016
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude36° East (2015-present)
Transponders
Band70 transponders:
60 Ku-band
10 Ka-band
Coverage areaRussia, Sub-Saharan Africa