Express-AT2 satellite: major milestone achieved
Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems has approached to and already begun one of the most important stages in the manufacture of the Express-AT2 telecommunications spacecraft – integration of its platform and payload module.
The activities include mating of the satellite’s platform and payload which were manufactured as separate modules. ISS-Reshetnev team is also tasked with the integration of their cable systems.
Express-AT2 is based on ISS-Reshetnev’s Express-1000K satellite platform. This platform has been run through all necessary tests and verified its functionality and performance. Tests performed on a specially developed engineering qualification model ensured that the platform’s structure meets its major strength and stiffness requirements.
Express-AT2 is a medium-class telecommunications satellite designed to provide modern communications, television broadcasting and data transmission services in the territory of Russia.