The spacecraft has been built on RSCC orders by Europe’s Airbus Defense and Space (formerly EADS Astrium). Its scheduled launch date is 16 May 2014
Express-AM4R is a new Russian satellite. It has been delivered to Baikonur for pre-launch processing. The launch day is scheduled for 16 May 2014. Express-AM4R is a large satellite intended for TV broadcasting, communications networks, broadband access, and other applications across the entire Russian Federation territory. The satellite will be positioned in the 80˚E orbital slot.