Express AM8 (14°W)

The Express AM8 satellite provides powerful coverage of Europe, Africa, and the Americas. It is a unique satellite with transatlantic coverage and custom cross-strap configurations.
  • Manufacturer: ISS and Thales Alenia Space
  • Platform: Express-1000H
  • Date of launch: September 2015
  • Orbit: Geostationary / 14° W
  • Station keeping accuracy: ±0,05° (N&S / E&W)
  • Operational life-time: 15 years
  • Stabilisation: Three axes
  • Payload electric power: 5880 W
  • Mass of payload: 661 kg
  • Mass of satellite: 2100 kg
  • Ku-band, Linear: 12x36 MHz; 4x54 MHz (150W)
  • C-band, Circular: 24x40 MHz (100W)
  • Cross-strap: Supported
Express AM8 Ku-band

Typical network sizing example

500
cm
Hub antenna
240
cm
VSAT antenna
120
cm
DTH antenna
1
bit/Hz
Spectral efficiency

Express AM8 FK1 EIRP

Express AM8 FK1 G/T

Express AM8 FK2 EIRP

Express AM8 FK2 G/T

Express AM8 FK3 EIRP

Express AM8 FK3 G/T

Express AM8 FK1 and FK2 cross-strap EIRP

Express AM8 FK1 and FK3 cross-strap EIRP

Express AM8 C-band

Typical network sizing example

700
cm
Hub antenna
240
cm
VSAT antenna
240
cm
DTH antenna
1
bit/Hz
Spectral efficiency

Express AM8 FC1 EIRP

Express AM8 FC1 G/T

Express AM8 FC2 EIRP

Express AM8 FC2 G/T

Express AM8 FC1 and FC2 cross-strap EIRP

Express AM8 FC1 and FC2 cross-strap G/T

Express AM8 Global Beam EIRP

Express AM8 Global Beam G/T

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