JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

Testing of Express-AM44’s payload finally completed

The final stage of “Express-AM44” payload test is completed at JSC “ISS – Reshetnev Company” facilities

From , at JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev” Information Satellite Systems” facilities the test of “Express-AM44” telecommunication payload was performed. Specialists of Thales Alenia Space team with the support of the JSC «ISS – Reshetnev Company» specialists carried out the work.

“Express-AM44” payload module was delivered to JSC “ISS – Reshetnev Company” from the manufacturer in Cannes. During 6 days the test on auto-compatibility was being performed in an anechoic chamber. All the work was performed in the normal mode.

After the procedure of final acceptance the payload was handed to the JSC “ISS – Reshetnev Company” for the further activities. In April, 25, the next stage of spacecraft developing has started - the integration of payload module with the platform.

“Express-AM44” spacecraft is being developed by the JSC “ISS – Reshetnev Company” jointly with Thales Alenia Space Company in accordance with the Rosсosmos, Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications and FSUE “Russian Satellite Communications Company” state contract.

The JSC “ISS – Reshetnev Company” is responsible for developing of module of service systems, construction of payload module, as well as integration and test of the satellite.

According to the contract with RSCC, Thales Alenia Space is responsible for developing and delivering the payload module to the JSC “ISS – Reshetnev Company”.

The satellites of “Express-AM” family are designed for the renovation of domestic orbital constellation with the modern telecommunication satellites. These satellites, in comparison with previous ones of that series, have long lifetime and increased output power of transponders.