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Class: Communications. Nation: Russia. Agency: Gazprom. Manufacturer: RKK Energia.
The Yamal satellites were built for AO Gazcom of Moscow, a joint venture of RKKE and RAO Gazprom, the Russian natural gas monopoly. The Yamal- satellites had a communications payload of 12 C-band transponders built by Space Systems/Loral and were equipped with Fakel SPD-70 plasma thrusters for inclination control.
Total Mass: 1,360 kg.
06 September 1999
Yamal 102 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S861-01. Perigee: 35,733 km. Apogee: 35,830 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.
Geosynchronous communications satellite. Stationed at 90 deg E.
- 4 - McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Report (Internet Newsletter), Harvard University, Weekly, 1989 to Present. HTML when accessed: ftp://sao-ftp.harvard.edu/pub/jcm/space/news
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