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Satellite Name: Express MD2 (Ekspress MD2)
Status: failed
Position: 145° E (145° E)
NORAD: 38745
Cospar number: 2012-044B
Operator: Russian Satellite Communications Company
Launch date: 6-Aug-2012
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch vehicle: Proton M
Launch mass (kg): 1140
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: Khrunichev and Thales Alenia Space Italy
Model (bus): Khrunichev bus
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 10 yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s): 3800 RHCP
Details:
8 C-band and 3 L-band transponders to provide broadcasting and communications services across Russia and the CIS countries, as well as mobile presidential and governmental communications. Due to the failure of Breeze-M upper stage the satellite was left on off-nominal unusable orbit
Beams:
  • Express MD2 at 145° E downlink C-band Fixed beam (TP5/8/9/10/11/15) coverage map
  • Express MD2 at 145° E downlink C-band Fixed beam (TP6/7) coverage map
 
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