|Launch date||24 June 2000|
|Launch site||Baikonur Cosmodrome Site 200/39|
|Mission duration||7 years
|Mass||2,500 kilograms (5,500 lb)|
Ekspress A3 (Russian: Экспресс meaning Express), also designated Ekspress 3A, is a Russian communications satellite which is operated by Kosmicheskiya Svyaz and Eutelsat. It was constructed by NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki and Alcatel Space and is based on the MSS-2500-GSO satellite bus. Launch occurred on 24 June 2000, at 00:28 GMT. The launch was contracted by Khrunichev, and used a Proton-K/DM-2M carrier rocket flying from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
It is part of the Ekspress network of satellites.
Following its launch and on-orbit testing, it was placed in geosynchronous orbit at 11° West, from where it provides communications services to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. It is equipped with seventeen transponders.