JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

Express-AM 44 put into operation

The Express-AM44 satellite designed and manufactured by the JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev “Information Satellite Systems” was accepted by the customer, the federal state unitary enterprise “Space Communication”,

The Express-AM44 satellite was set into geostationary orbit on February 11, 2009. In-orbit tests of all the satellite systems were successfully completed on April 30, 2009.

The final acceptance of the satellite was carried out on May 6, 2009, and since May 7 the satellite has been operating in its nominal mode in the designated orbital position at 11 W.

The Express-AM44 spacecraft is designed to provide fixed-line telephony and mobile communication, digital television and radio broadcasting, multimedia services, data relaying, and mobile presidential and governmental communication. The Express-AM44 satellite is equipped with 16 Ku-band, 10 C-band and one L-band transponders.

The spacecraft was designed and manufactured by the JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev “Information Satellite Systems” under the contract with the Federal Space Agency, the Ministry of Telecommunications and Mass Communications, and the federal state unitary enterprise “Space Communication”. The repeater and antennas were supplied by Thales Alenia Space.