5082251090
April 12, 2019
Categories: Khrunichev, Proton

The train with the “Proton-M” launch vehicle, the “Briz-M” upper stage, the head fairing and the transition system, designed to launch the powerful geostationary satellite “Yamal-601″ in the interests of the Russian satellite communications operator Gazprom Space Systems, sent from the manufacturer Khrunichev Space Center in Moscow to the Baikonur cosmodrome.

The “Yamal-601″ satellite was manufactured by the French company Thales Alenia Space France according to the order of Gazprom Space Systems for the renovation and development of the Russian orbital “Yamal” group.

The “Yamal-601″ is scheduled to replace the “Yamal-202″ satellite and will provide fixed-line communications and data services in the C-band over a large part of Russia, as well as in the CIS and Europe , Middle East and Southeast Asia.

In addition, this satellite is designed to provide communication services and high-speed Internet access in the Ka-band on the Russian market.

Cooperation of Khrunichev Space Center and Gazprom Space Systems has been going on for about 20 years.

During this time, seven ‘Yamal’ satellites were launched using the “Proton” launch vehicle.

The first of these launches took place on September 6, 1999.

On February 25, 2015 Khrunichev Space Center and Gazprom Space Systems signed a strategic cooperation agreement and a contract on the use of the “Proton” launch vehicle for launching the “Yamal-601″ communications satellite.

This was the fourth direct contract, signed by the Khrunichev Space Center and Gazprom Space Systems as part of the cooperation to develop the “Yamal” orbital group.

5012844088

4045210284

2692146321

More from this category:
Launch_nice
January 17, 2014

Soyuz rockets launched from Vostochny spaceport will be equipped with onboard video control system observing rocket’s behavior in space (particularly stage separation) as well as…

full story
400453082
June 10, 2015

Next Progress cargo vehicle will be launched with the help of Soyuz-U booster instead Soyuz-2.1a that failed to launch Progress M-27M on April 28. This…

full story
Skv-Bakn
March 20, 2014

New ISS mission crew leaving for the station on March 26 carried out demonstrational training on Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft for the journalists. Prime crew consisting…

full story
4036167878
September 29, 2015

Space industry specialists completed general assembling of Soyuz-U booster and Progress M-29M cargo vehicle to be launched on October 1, 19.49, Moscow time. “Technical authorities…

full story
Sputnik1
December 6, 2013

Russia and Armenia can launch satellite in 3 years if we conclude the contract in 2014, – Roscosmos Head deputy Sergey Savelyev reported. According to…

full story
1482652551
February 13, 2017

Energia Rocket and Space Corporation specialists filled Progress mS-05 cargo vehicle with propellant components and pressurized gas at Baikonur launchsite. According to Roscosmos upon completion…

full story
Soyuz-TMA-11M
November 5, 2013

Soyuz-FG booster with Soyuz TMA-11M manned spacecraft was rolled out from integration building and installed onto #1 launchpad (“Gagarin launch”) of Baikonur spaceport, – Roscosmos…

full story
934330292
October 2, 2015

Soyuz-U booster with Progress M-29M cargo vehicle was successfully launched to the ISS from Baikonur spaceport. On October 2, 01:52, Moscow time, Progress M-20 M…

full story