The tests of “Express-AM44” satellite are completed at the JSC “ISS” facilities
At the JSC “Information Satellite Systems” Reshetnev Company” facilities on-ground tests of a new telecommunication satellite are completed
The tests complex of “Express-AM44” S/C, started in April by the team of the JSC “ISS” and Thales Alenia Space specialists, is successfully completed. As a result, all the systems and output characteristics of the satellite are checked. All the stages were carried out in a normal mode. The date of transporting the satellite to the launch site is being determined. The transponders of Ku-, C-, and L-band are installed on “Express-AM44” S/C. In comparison with other satellites of “Express-AM” family, that satellite has higher-power output and use of steerable antennas of Ku- and C-band that provide additional capabilities for communication satellite statements. The satellite launching mass is 2560 kg, and guaranteed lifetime is 12 years. The spacecraft is designed for providing communication, TV broadcasting, data relaying, multimedia service, mobile, presidential and governmental communication.
“Express-AM44” telecommunication satellite is manufactured by the JSC “ISS” Reshetnev Company” jointly with Thales Alenia Space under the state contract with Roscosmos, Ministry of Information Technologies, and the Russian Satellite Communications Company. The JSC “ISS” was responsible for manufacturing the module of service systems, structure of payload module, as well as integration and testing the satellite. Thales Alenia space under the contract with RSCC manufactured and delivered to the “ISS” the payload module. The satellites of “Express-AM” series are designed for replacement of domestic orbital constellation with modern telecommunication spacecraft.