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Telecompaper: Express-AM8 satellite starts services

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Following the completion of in-orbit testing, Russia's new communications and broadcasting satellite, Express-AM8, owned by the state-owned operator RSCC, has been commissioned as of 1 December, at its nominal orbital slot, 14 degrees East. Express-AM8 is intended for TV broadcasting services, data and internet access, corporate and agency-owned communications networks, as well as communications services for marine and other mobile objects.

The coverage zones of Express-AM8 in the С- and Ku-bands include Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.