Astrium gets construction contract for Express-AMU1/Eutelsat 36C

by | May 16, 2013 | Russia | 0 comments

Astrium has been awarded a contract by the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) to build the Express-AMU1/Eutelsat 36C satellite.  The Eurostar E3000 bus spacecraft will be placed into orbit by the Russian launcher Proton in 2015 and will be operated over 36 degrees East.The Express-AMU1/Eutelsat 36C will have 70 transponders to provide broadcast services in the European part of the Russian Federation in Ku and Ka bands and for broadcast markets developed by Eutelsat in sub-Saharan Africa. The multibeam Ka-band antennas feature a highly innovative array fed reflector antenna technology developed by Astrium. Express-AMU1/Eutelsat 36C will have a launch mass of 5,700 kg and a spacecraft power in excess of 15 kW. Its design lifetime is 15 years in orbit.

About Seradata

Seradata produce the renowned SpaceTrak Launch & Satellite Database. Trusted by 100 of the world’s leading Space organisations, SpaceTrak is a fully queryable database used for market analysis, failure/risk assessment, spectrum analysis and space situational awareness (SSA).

For more information go to

Related Articles

Soyuz MS-23 to replace leak-damaged Soyuz MS-22 for crew return

Following a radiator leak on 15 December, Roscosmos, in agreement with NASA and other International Space Station (ISS) partners, have Read more

What’s Next for Space Exploration in 2023 and Beyond

Much changed on Earth and in space during 2022. In July the James Webb Telescope, the largest optical telescope in Read more

Soyuz 2-1B rocket puts suspected signals intelligence sat Cosmos 2565 into orbit

A Russian Soyuz-2.1b rocket has put the Cosmos 2564 (Kosmos 2565) satellite into orbit.  The codename indicates a military launch Read more

Three spacewalks from two space stations in just two days…but a fourth one is called off

During the period 15-17 November, astronauts, cosmonauts and taikonauts (Chinese astronauts) all took part in extra vehicular activity (EVA) on Read more

Russia launches sixth Tundra missile early warning satellite

Russia launched a missile early warning satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Northern Russia, on 2 November. The Soyuz 2-1b rocket Read more

Russian Progress MS-21 resupply freighter launched to ISS (Updated)

At 0020 GMT on 26 October, Russia launched the third Progress re-supply mission of the year to the International Space Read more

Two Soyuz launches from across Russia place multiple satellites into orbit: two mystery inspectors, three Gonets-M comsats plus a Skif-D demosat

[caption id="attachment_112390" align="alignright" width="344"] The "single stick" Soyuz 2-1v rocket lifts-off. Courtesy of Russian Ministry of Defense[/caption] Two different Soyuz Read more

Angara 1.2 launches mystery small reconnaissance satellite for Russian military thought to be an MKA-R class

An Angara 1.2 small Russian launch vehicle was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia at 1955 GMT on 15 Read more