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Yamal 101, 102

Yamal 101 [Gazkom]

The Yamal-100 series of communications satellite was built by JSC Gascom jointly with RSC Energia under order of JSC Gazprom involving Russian cooperation and using high-quality RF equipment of the leading foreign manufacturers - Space Systems/Loral (transponders), NEC, Alenia Aerospazio, ComDev, Lockheed Martin.

Yamal-100 is the new generation Russian communications satellite. There were applied key state-of-art technologies in this satellite, including unpressurized modules, sandwich honeycomb constructions, contour antennas.

Both satellites were orbited by a single launch of a Proton-K Blok-DM-2M. Yamal 101 reportedly ran into problems after it was deployed.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Gazkom → Gazprom Space Systems
Contractors: RKK Energiya
Equipment: 12 C-band transponders
Configuration: USP Bus
Propulsion: 8 × SPT-70 Stationary Plasma Thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 1360 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yamal 101 (Yamal 100 KA-1) 1999-047A 06.09.1999 Ba LC-81/23 Proton-K Blok-DM-2M with Yamal 102
Yamal 102 (Yamal 100 KA-2) 1999-047B 06.09.1999 Ba LC-81/23 Proton-K Blok-DM-2M with Yamal 101


  • Gazkom Website
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