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Eutelsat and RSCC partner with Astrium for Russian satellite

Eutelsat Communications and RSCC (the Russian Satellite Communications Company) have selected Astrium to build its Express-AMU1/Eutelsat 36C satellite.

Due to launch in 2015, the new satellite will provide follow-on and expansion capacity for the Eutelsat 36A broadcast satellite operating at 36° East.

The high-capacity satellite will include up to 70 transponders and is designed to transform the broadcasting infrastructure at 36° East to support more television services and IP-based interactive services for Russia’s digital entertainment market.

The Express-AMU1/Eutelsat 36C satellite will provide coverage for broadcast services in the European part of the Russian Federation in Ku and Ka bands, and ensure service continuity and growth for broadcast markets developed by Eutelsat in sub-Saharan Africa.