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Express 12



Express 12 was a Russian geostationary communications satellite launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Proton rocket. Express will replace the widely used Gorizont spacecraft, and current plans call for deployments at 13 locations (40 degrees, 53 degrees, 80 degrees, 90 degrees, 96.5 degrees, 99 degrees, 103 degrees, 140 degrees, 145 degrees, 205 degrees, 322.5 degrees, 346 degrees, and 349 degrees, all East longitude) just for domestic needs and to support the Intersputnik Telecommunications Association. A typical Express payload will include 10 C-band and two Ku-band transponders.

Alternate Names

  • 24435
  • Express12

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1996-09-26
Launch Vehicle: Proton
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 2500 kg

Funding Agency

  • Russian Satellite Communications Company (Russia)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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