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To: Publius6961

Right here in the OP:

“Express-AM4, built by Astrium Satellites of Europe with input from Russian industry, is a Eurostar 3000 satellite frame carrying 63 active transponders in Ku-, C-, L- and Ka-band. The two Ka-band transponders will be satellite fleet operator RSCC’s first use of Ka-band for broadband communications links.”

It sounds like a pretty conventional comm satellite.


10 posted on 08/19/2011 9:43:18 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: NVDave
It sounds like a pretty conventional comm satellite

You would be correct. What's significant is the Ka band payload which would have provided DTH services throughout Russia, including the Russian Far East.

11 posted on 08/19/2011 9:49:37 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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