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Express MD1



Express MD1, a geosynchronous communications satellite, was launched 11 February 2009 at 00:03 UT from Baikonur on a Proton M rocket with a Breeze M upper stage. The 1140 kg satellite, built by Khrunichev for the Russian Satellite Communications Company, will be stationed at 80° E longitude and will provide communications, digital broadcasting and Internet access with eight C-band and one L-band transponder.

Alternate Names

  • 33596
  • ExpressMD1

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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