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Express AM2



Express AM-2 is a Russian geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched by a Proton-K rocket from Baikonur at 22:31 UT on 29 March 2004. The 2.6 tonne satellite carries 16 C-band, 12 Ku-band and one L-band transponders to provide digital broadcasting, telephony and video-conferencing and broadband internet access to all countries either side of the Himalayan range, after parking over 80 deg-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28629
  • ExpressAM2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-03-29
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 580 kg
Nominal Power: 6000 W

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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