When it comes satellites, International Media Switzerland only picks the best satellites. The Express AM44 at 11.0°W was built with quality and reliability in mind, and this makes it a perfect fit for International Media Switzerland. The Express AM44 at 11.0°W is manufactured by ISS Reshetnev. It is operated by the Russian Satellite Communications Company. The Express AM44 at 11.0°W was modeled after the MSS-2500-GSO model bus.
The launch of Express AM44 at 11.0°W took place on February 11th, 2009. The Express AM44 at 11.0°W was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in Kazakhstan. The launch vehicle that was used with the Express AM44 at 11.0°W was the Proton M. At launch, the satellite weighed 2,560 kg. After the successful launch, the Express AM44 at 11.0°W was lightened to 590 kg. This makes Express AM44 at 11.0°W a rather light, but extremely reliable satellite.
Express AM44 at 11.0°W orbits at 11.0°W. The Norad number for Express AM44 at 11.0°W is 33595. The Cospar number is 2009-007A. The orbit of Express AM44 at 11.0°W is classified as a geostationary orbit, with a perigee of 35,987 km. The apogee is 35,995 km. The eccentricity is 9.44E-05 and the inclination is 0.11 degrees. Overall, the Express AM44 at 11.0°W has been in orbit for over 4 years now and has provided services that numerous individuals and businesses rely on.
Whether you are running a business, or looking for service for your home, you are important no matter what to International Media Switzerland. We know that you need satellites that you can rely on. We know you need satellites with no interruptions. The Express AM44 at 11.0°W contains 10 C-band transponders. In addition, the Express AM44 at 11.0°W also contains 16 Ku-band and 1 L-band transponders. These transponders carry the capability to provide TV, Radio, Video, Internet Access, and more. Onboard the Express AM44 at 11.0°W are 4 beams. These beams are the C-band Global, C-band Wide, Ku-band Middle East, and the Ku-band Europe.
In addition to the quality of the satellite, another factor that International Media Switzerland looks at is the track record of past satellites in the same satellite family. The Express AM44 at 11.0°W is one of many Express satellites that have been launched going back to the year 2000. Overall, there is a good history with this line of satellites.
The expected lifetime for the Express AM44 at 11.0°W is 12 years. This would put the Express AM44 at 11.0°W in use through at least 2021. We should stress that this is only an estimate though. It is very possible that Express AM44 at 11.0°W will exceed this estimate and last many more years after its expiration date. Whenever it does expire, you can be sure that International Media Switzerland will continue to provide quality service.