Having reached at its GEO position by electrical propulsion about three months late, and six months after its undershot Proton M/Breeze M launch in October 2014 ( the Russian Satellite Communications Co. (RSCC) announced on 22 April 2015 that the Express AM-6 was operational. The original launch was supposed to have undershot a GEO perigee but not by as much – the perigee achieved was some 2,500km less than the planned 33,800km. None of the design lifespan is expected to be lost caused by xenon fuel being used in the extra raising so no insurance claim was forthcoming.
Express AM-6 becomes operational – about three months late
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