JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

Electrical testing of Express-AM5's platform

Express-AM5 testing underway at ISS-Reshetnev

Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems is currently undertaking a number of test procedures on the advanced telecommunications satellite Express-AM5. The communications and broadcasting spacecraft is being built by the company for the national satellite operator Russian Satellite Communications Company.

ISS-Reshetnev specialists are now carrying out electrical testing of the Express-2000 platform which is the base of Express-AM5. This is one of the most important types of ground-based verifications and it is conducted to confirm on-board electronics’ proper functioning. At this stage of testing the cable network, systems and instruments’ interface are to be checked.

At the same time ISS-Reshetnev team is testing the Engineering Qualification Model of Express-2000’s solar panel wing. Once all check-out procedures are completed the solar array will receive qualification, opening new opportunities of utilizing it in future heavy-class spacecraft projects to be implemented by the Reshetnev Company.

КА «Экспресс-АМ5» - первый спутник ОАО «ИСС», который изготавливается на базе платформы тяжёлого класса «Экспресс-2000». По энергетическим и массовым ресурсам она в несколько раз превосходит платформу предыдущих космических аппаратов серии. Благодаря крупным габаритам «Экспресс-2000» на ней можно разместить больше целевой аппаратуры, что значительно увеличит мощность спутника.