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Express AM44



General


Designation 33595 / 09007A
Launch date 11 Feb 2009
Country of origin CIS
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit Express-03, 11°W
Launch vehicle Proton #344

Tested at 35.7°E. Entered service in May 2009.

The payload has been modified to be much lighter. Has a higher power output than other Express and uses steerable antennas of Ku- and C-band.

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Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading



EIRP coverage (dBW)


C-band
Ku-band steerable 1
Ku-band steerable 2

Specifications


Prime contractor Information Satellite Systems
Platform NPO PM (bus only)
Mass at launch 2532 kg
Dry mass  
Dimension  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power EOL: 6 kW
Design lifetime 12 years

Thales Alenia Space designed the payload.
3 steerable antenna

L-band


Main transponders
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth 1 MHz
Coverage  
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization  


C-band


Main transponders 10
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth 40 MHz
Coverage Hemispheric
EIRP max 47 dBW
G/T max  
Polarization circular L/R
Frequencies uplink: 5.975-6.525 GHz
downlink: 3.650-4.200 GHz


Ku-band


Main transponders 16
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth 54 MHz
Coverage & EIRP max 2 Spots
EIRP max 53 dBW
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies uplink: 14.0-14.5 GHz
downlink: 10.950-11.200 & 11.450-11.700 GHz


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