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Express AM44



The Express AM-44 satellite, built by Reshetnev, will be stationed at 11 degrees W longitude in geosynchronous orbit from which it will serve Russia as well as other countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. The satellite carries 16 Ku-band, 10 C-band and one L-band transponder. The 2532 kg satellite will provide digital television and radio broadcasting, data networking, videoconferencing and internet services for at least 12 years. Express AM44 was launched 11 February 2009 at 00:03 UT from Baikonur on a Proton M rocket with a Breeze M upper stage.

Alternate Names

  • ExpressAM-44
  • 33595

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-02-11
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

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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