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Yamal 202, 204

Yamal 202 [Gazkom]

JSC Gascom is currently developing the Yamal communication system and is manufacturing two Yamal-200 communications satellites. The Yamal-202 satellite with C-band payload will be positioned at 49 E. Its service zone covers the most inhabited part of Russia/CIS, Europe, the Near East, South and South-East Asia. Such service zone allows arranging telecommunication "bridges" from West to East. Thus, operation of two Yamal-200 series satellites in 2003 will provide guaranteed orbital back-up for the Yamal-102 satellite, form a basis for further development of Gazprom corporate communication network, and will broaden scope and number of telecommunication services through Yamal satellite network.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Gazkom → Gazprom Space Systems
Contractors: RKK Energiya
Equipment: 18 C-band transponders
Configuration: USP Bus
Propulsion: 8 × SPT-70 Stationary Plasma Thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1320 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yamal 202 (Yamal 200 KA-2) 2003-053A 24.11.2003 Ba LC-81/23 Proton-K Blok-DM-2M with Yamal 201
Yamal 204 (Yamal 200 KA-4) - cancelled Ba Proton-K Blok-DM-2M with Yamal 203

References:

  • Gazkom Website
Further Yamal missions: