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RSCC’s Express-AM8 successfully launched

RSCC's AM-8

RSCC’s AM-8

Russian satellite operator RSCC’s Express-AM8 satellite has been successfully launched and placed in geostationary orbit by a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The satellite will be placed in orbit at 14° West to provide communications and broadcasting services to users in European Russia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. The spacecraft was ordered and funded by RSCC, and manufactured by Russia’s АО ISS-Reshetnev.

Express-AM8 is equipped with C-band, Ku-band and L-band transponders.

Yuri Prokhorov, RSCC CEO, said, the Express-АМ8 satellite “paves the way for RSCC to the regional market of Latin America, and provides additional opportunities to develop business in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East”.