May 27, 2019

Today in the morning, the “Proton-M” launch vehicle with the “Breeze-M” upper stage and the Russian “Yamal-601” communications satellite was rolled out to the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome.

The launch of the “Yamal-601” telecommunications satellite, manufactured by the French division of Thales Alenia Space according to the order of the Russian satellite operator JSC Gazprom Space Systems, is scheduled for May 30.

The decision to transport the “Proton-M” to the launch pad was made the day before by the state commission after evaluating the results of the rocket preparation at the technical complex and the readiness of the ground infrastructure of the launch complex.

Within a few hours, the rocket installed on the launch pad will be put vertical, the service truss will be led to it and the necessary communications will be connected.

Then experts Khrunichev Space Center and other enterprises of Roscosmos State Corporation will begin to work on the schedule for the first launch day.

The “Yamal-601” project is part of the Federal Program for the Development of Television and Radio Broadcasting in the Russian Federation.

“Yamal-601” should become the most powerful communication satellite in the Russian orbital group.

The new satellite will replace the “Yamal-202” satellite in orbit and will provide fixed-line communications and data transmission services in the C-band in a large part of Russia, as well as in the CIS, Europe, Middle East and South -Eastern Asia.

In addition, the satellite will provide for users in the territory of Russia communication services and high-speed Internet access.

More from this category:
March 18, 2014

The Voskhod 2 spacecraft carrying Pavel Belyayev and Alexei Leonov was launched at 07:00 UT from Baikonur and put into a 169-473 km orbit at…

full story
August 27, 2019

The “Soyuz MS-14” spacecraft on August 27, 2019 at 06:08 (Moscow time) successfully docked to the “Zvezda” module of the Russian segment of the International…

full story
September 11, 2013

The first after July crash Proton booster launch is planned for the second half of September, but the date is still not set, – Roscosmos…

full story
December 18, 2013

The preparation works for Proton-M booster launch with Briz-M upper stage and Express-AM5 space device are under way at Baikonur spaceport. Khrunichev Centre and Yuzhny…

full story
November 14, 2014

Soyuz TMA-15M main and back-up crew members have already had the first training onboard the spacecraft in the integration building of 254 launchpad. In the…

full story
February 3, 2014

XXII Winter Olympic Games start in a week. The story of choosing Sochi as Olympic Capital started in 2007. The application was supported from space…

full story
January 21, 2014

According to training program on January 20-31 GCTC will conduct autonomous complex survival training on actions in case of off-nominnal landing on marshy and forested…

full story
February 17, 2015

Today on February 17, 2015, at 14:00:17, Moscow time, Roscosmos launching crews successfully launched Soyuz-U booster with Progress M-26M cargo vehicle from #1 launchpad of…

full story