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Express-A2 to be translated to disposal orbit

On 26 October 2015, RSCC began transferring the Express-A2 satellite to the disposal orbit. The move is due to exhaustion of the fuel on board the spacecraft.

The Express-A2 satellite has been used by RSCC to provide communications and broadcasting services at the 145˚ E, 103˚ E, and 80˚ E orbital slots.

The Express-A2 was orbited on 12 March 2000 for a predicted seven-year service life.

RSCC plans to translate to the 145˚ E slot one of the currently operational satellites.  

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