NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive Header

Express AM-8



The Ekspress-AM 8 is a communications satellite for russian domestic communication services. While the spacecraft itself is built by russian RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz), the communication payload is built by Thales Alenia Space.

The Express-AM8 Ekspress-1000NTB based satellite will generate 5.9 kilowatts of end-of-life power to a payload consisting of 24 C-band, 12 Ka-band and 2 L-band transponders.

Ekspress-AM8 was originally to be launched in 2012 or 2013 into RSCC’s 14 degrees west orbital slot, but was delayed to 2015. It used a Proton-M Blok-DM-03 launch vehicle to be inserted directly into geostationary orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 40895
  • ExpressAM8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2015-09-14
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

[] NASA Logo -