1009526970
December 15, 2014

Proton-M booster with Yamal-401 space device belonging to Russian telecommunication operator Gazprom Space Systems was successfully launched from Baikonur spaceport on December 15, 2014.

The launch took place at 03.16, Moscow time as planned. At 03.25 space head comprising Briz-M upper stage and satellite separated from the booster;   Yamal-401 separated from the upper stage at 12.17, - Roscosmos representative reported.

New satellite belonging to orbital group of Russian telecommunication operator Gazprom Space Systems  is aimed to provide Europe and Asia with broadcasting and telecommunication services. The satellite is equipped with 53 transponders and 6 antennas working in C- and Ku- frequences.

The previous launch of Proton-M took place on October 22. That time the booster orbited Express-AM6 telecommunication space device.

Yamal-401 is the third space device designed on the basis of Express-2000 heavy platform. nechnical parameters of teh satellite are as follows:  weight – 2976 kg, power generated from the payload – 11 kWt, operation period – 15 years.

 

comments

More from this category:
1078986180
January 15, 2016

Proton booster will be launched for European Space Agency needs according to EDRS program from Baikonur spaceport on January 27, 2016, – ESA Head Johann-Dietrich…

full story
Protonlaunch
February 16, 2014

Proton-M heavy booster with Turkish TurkSat-4A communication satellite was launched from Baikonur Spaceport, Roscosmos representative reported. Space device separated from Briz-M upper stage at 10.22…

full story
26-33-1201
May 30, 2014

Today, on May 30, we congratulate the legendary cosmonaut Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov on his Birthday. His name is of great importance for the world Cosmonautics;…

full story
ProgrM-20M
February 4, 2014

Progress M-20M undocked from the ISS and will perform controlled flight for 8 days to conduct “Curve” scientific experiment on its board, – Mission Control…

full story
2704311930
February 24, 2015

Last week main and back-up crews of ISS-43/44 mission started passing exams. The main crew comprises Roscosmos cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA…

full story
Skvortsov_baik
March 13, 2014

Today Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre saw formal farewell ceremony of main and back-up crews of ISS-39/40 mission leaving for Baikonur spaceport for further preflight trainings….

full story
uqWp-5dCL6c
December 3, 2014

At Baikonur spaceport specialists go on preparing Proton-M booster with Briz-M upper stage and Russian Yamal-401 telecommunication satellite for the launch from Baikonur. On December…

full story
Resource-P
July 4, 2013

Moscow, July 3 – RIA Novosti. Russian resource-P Earth remote sensing satellite launched on June 25, 2013 sent its first test photo shots to the…

full story