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.

 

More from this category:
1042542609
July 3, 2015

Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov was approved for September flight to the ISS. Earlier Roscosmos official representative Igor Burenkov said that Roscosmos has selected Aimbetov who…

full story
Dnepr1
November 1, 2013

The next launch of Russian-Ukrainian carrier rocket “Dnepr”, based on intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) RS-20 (classified by NATO as the SS-18 Satan), will take place…

full story
Soyuz TMA-12M
March 26, 2014

Soyuz TMA-12M with new ISS mission crew comprised by Alexander Skvortsov, Oleg Artemyev (Roscosmos) and Stephen Swanson (NASA) was successfully launched from “Gagarin” launchpad of…

full story
sirius
October 22, 2018

October 19, 2018     The RSC Energia specialists will take part in a number of scientific research conducted by the Russian Institute of Biomedical…

full story
1008543883
June 22, 2015

Kazakh astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov was included in ISS mission crew, Roscosmos official representative Igor Burenkov said. “That’s right, Roscosmos has chosen Kazcosmos cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov…

full story
Progress-M-19M
April 22, 2013

According to press-service of RSC Energia, at Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Progress M-19M cargo vehicle under the International Space…

full story
Rokot launch plesetsk military
December 25, 2013

Three military space devices launched by Rokot booster and Briz-KM from Plesetsk spaceport on Wednesday were successfully orbited, – Russian Defense Ministry Aerospace Defense troops…

full story
Mars_Station
April 22, 2013

On April 20, 2013 the 129th crew with Nicolay Dzis-Voynarovskiy as commander started its work at Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, USA. Expedition participants…

full story