Express-AMU1 is high-capacity communications satellite which will provide coverage of the European part of the Russian Federation in Ku and Ka bands. Stationed at 36 degrees east in Geostationary Orbit the 5700kg craft will be equipped with up to 70 transponders. The satellite is powered by 2 solar arrays and has an expected lifetime of 15 years.
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.INFO WIKI