Express A3, also known as Express 3A, is a television satellite of the Russian Satellite Communications Company ( RSCC ), headquartered in Moscow.
After starting in June 2000, the satellite went into service in mid-August. He positioned at 11 degrees West, to October 2008, geostationary, then in inclined orbit. After commissioning of Express AM44 on 15 June 2009 Express A3 was shut down and moved a few weeks later in the graveyard orbit.
The transfer took place in the C and Ku-band. The satellite could be received in the Middle East and the largest part of Russia in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America,. At times, the company Eutelsat had rented Express A3, the Ku- band capacity.