Express-AM6 satellite commissioned
The telecommunications satellite Express-AM6, designed and built by Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems, has entered service.
The decision regarding commissioning the new satellite into service at the 53 degrees East position was made following the results of in-orbit flight tests. By now, the Express-AM6 satellite has already been handed over to its customer – the national operator Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) which is now responsible for the satellite’s exploitation according to its intended mission.
Express-AM6 is designed to provide a wide spectrum of communications services, including fixed, mobile and government communications, as well as digital television and radio broadcasting, Internet access and data transmission.
The satellite is equipped with 72 transponders and 11 antennas operating in Ka, C, Ku and L frequency bands.
The Express-AM6 satellite was built by ISS-Reshetnev Company around its heavy-class Express-2000 platform which is capable of providing 15 kW of power to the payload. The satellite is designed for a 15-year active lifespan.