This is the second small satellite communications. The first was launched February 11, 2009.
The spacecraft "Express-MD2" created by Khrunichev Khrunichev has successfully passed acoustic testing at the Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute named after Professor NE Zhukovsky (TsAGI, Zhukovsky).
In the reverberation chamber RK-1500 spacecraft tested the effect of high-frequency pressure fluctuations that occur during startup, transonic flight at maximum speed pressure.
Upon completion of acoustic testing, "Express-MD2" was delivered to the factory for testing in early April for electromagnetic compatibility in an anechoic chamber.
Satellite "Express-MD2" is created in the framework of the update of the Russian state satellite constellation for civil use and the Federal Space Program of Russia for the period 2006-2015. The satellite is designed to perform continuous all day relaying information flows in different directions in a satellite communication and broadcasting of the Russian Federation.