Ekspress AM6

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Mission type Communications
Operator FGUP
COSPAR ID 2014-064A
SATCAT no. 40277
Mission duration 15 years planned
Spacecraft properties
Bus Ekspress-2000
Manufacturer ISS Reshetnev
MDA Corporation
Launch mass 3,358 kilograms (7,403 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 21 October 2014, 15:09:32 (2014-10-21UTC15:09:32Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Proton-M/Briz-M
Launch site Baikonur 81/24
Contractor Khrunichev
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Longitude 53° East
Perigee 35,774 kilometres (22,229 mi)[2]
Apogee 35,799 kilometres (22,244 mi)[2]
Inclination 0.36 degrees[2]
Period 1436.1 minutes[2]
Epoch 18 March 2015, 16:26:01 UTC[2]
Band 30 C band
40 Ku band
12 Ka band
2 L band

Ekspress-AM6 (Russian: Экспресс АМ6) is a Russian communications satellite which was launched in 2014. The satellite has replaced the older Ekspress-AM22, at 53° East. Part of the Ekspress series of geostationary communications satellites, it is owned and operated by the Russian State Company for Satellite Communications.

The satellite has 30 C-band, 40 Ku-band, 12 Ka-band and 2 L-band transponders.

List of providers

Company Market Website
RSCC Russia and CIS www.rscc.ru
Wide Network Solutions Middle East and Europe www.widenetworks.net


  1. ^ Bergin, Chris (21 October 2014). "Russian Proton-M launches Ekspress-AM6 satellite – orbit unclear". Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "EXPRESS-AM6 Satellite details 2014-064A NORAD 40277". N2YO. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.

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