MOSCOW, August 1 — RIA Novosti. The most powerful and high-tech to date Russian communications satellite "Express-AM4" fueled at the Baikonur Cosmodrome (sic, fuel loaded into the launcher) in preparation for the launch of the spacecraft, scheduled for August 18, with the help of the carrier rocket "Proton- M ", according to a statement on the website of Roscosmos.
"This morning the finishing chamber assembly and test facility site 92A-50 Baikonur began filling fuel components propulsion spacecraft" Express-AM4 "- said in a statement.
Satellite "Express-AM4" developed by the Center Khrunichev is compatible with the company EADS Astrium commissioned by Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Satellite Communications." Satellite mass of 5,755 kilograms, the expected life of 15 years in orbit. Spacecraft 30 has a C-band transponders 28 — Ku-band, two — Ka-band and three — L-band.