Ekspress-80 & Ekspress-103

Overview

Destination: None
Mission: Communications

200/39 (200L) Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Ekspress-80 and Ekspress 103 are communications satellites for Russian domestic communication services owned by RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz). Express 80 will be positioned at 80° East, and will be fitted with 16 C-band and 20 Ku-band transponders to cover Russia, as well as two L-band transponders offering global coverage. Express 103 will be positioned at 103° East, and will be fitted with 16 C-band and 20 Ku-band transponders to cover Russia and Southeast Asia, as well as one L-band transponder for global coverage. Both have a design life of 15 years.

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Proton-M Briz-M

Family: Proton
Configuration: Briz-M

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    4
  • Length
    53.0 m
  • Diameter
    7.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    712 T
  • Thrust
    10000 kN
Family
  • Name
    Proton-M Briz-M
  • Family
    Proton
  • Variant
    Briz-M
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Proton-M Briz-M
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    21000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    4500 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

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Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy Founded: 1916 Successes: 85 Failures: 9 Pending: 12

Agency Type: Government

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.

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Pad: 200/39 (200L)


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