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Express MD2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2012-044B

Description

Express MD2 was intended to relay data and communications across Russia. The craft was manufactured by Khrunichev and Thales Alenia Space for the Russian Satellite Communications Co., a state-owned spacecraft operator that serves Russia and neighboring countries. The satellite has been placed in a wrong orbit by a Proton-M Russian launcher.

Alternate Names

  • ExpressMD2
  • 38745

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-08-06
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 1140 kg

Funding Agency

  • Russian Satellite Communications Company (Russia)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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