Telecommunication satellite “Express-AM4” launched from Baikonur.
1:25 am satellite “Express-AM4” – the largest in a line of satellites “Express”, launched from Baikonur. The satellite was designed and manufactured by European company EADS Astrium together with Khrunichev for FSUE “Space communications”. Mass of 5775 kg satellite is built on a Eurostar E3000 platform and is equipped with 24 C-band transponders, 28 Ku-band and two Ka-band and three L-band for sustained coverage throughout Russia and neighboring countries, the "Interfax" informes. The satellite is designed to provide a wide range of telecommunication services - it is it that will broadcast digital television signals to the Russian Far East and later to the other territory of Russia and neighboring states.
Head of Communication Ministry Shchegolev, visiting the launch called it: “an outstanding from its parameters telecommunication satellite not only for Russia, but for the whole world” (RIA novosti).