A new communications satellite successfully passed tests after entering the geostationary transfer orbit.
As from February 10, the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Russian Satellite Communications Company” (RSCC), started providing TV broadcasting and telecommunications services via a new satellite “Express-AMU1” (36°E), as stated on the company’s official web site.
According to the furnished information, the space vehicle (SV) successfully passed flight engineering tests and was put into operation.
We shall recall that the “Express AMU1” was launched on December 25 of past year from the Baikonur Cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan.
The SV will provide satellite broadcasting services to the largest Russian DTH-platforms like the Tricolor TV and the NTV-Plus, fixed and mobile broadband, as well as other services provided for by Ku- and Ka-bands. The satellite signal of the “AMU1 Express” will cover the Central Europe, the European Russia and Africa. The service life of the vehicle is 15 years.
It is worth pointing out that the services via the Russian SV will be also provided by the French company Eutelsat.