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RSCC’s new Express-AT2 satellite (140˚ E) is commissioned on 27 May 2014

On May 27, 2014 RSCC has started direct broadcasting services to the Far East using the Express-AT2 satellite.

On May 27, 2014 RSCC has started direct broadcasting services to the Far East using the Express-AT2 satellite. Express-AT2 was orbited on 16 March 2014 and positioned at the 140˚E orbital slot.

According to Denis Pivnyuk, RSCC Acting General Director, “The advent of a DBS satellite with a coverage area embracing all of the Far East, creates unique conditions for developing TV in the region. Express-AT2 was designed specifically for TV and radio broadcasting. Its specs make it possible for DTH operators to ensure reliability and ease of signal reception”.

Express-AT2 was built on RSCC order by OAO ISS Reshetnev Company in conjunction with Thales Alenia Space France. Built on the Express-1000К platform, the satellite will have a service life of 15 years. Express-AT2 carries 16 Ku-band transponders on board.

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