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Yamal 300K

Yamal 300K [ISS Reshetnev]

In January 2009 ordered the Yamal-300K communications satellite from ISS Reshetnev as a replacement for the much delayed and cancelled Yamal 301 and Yamal 302 satellites. The satellite will be based on the Ekspress-1000NTA bus and was planned to be launched in 2010.

The Yamal-300K satellite was launched to the 90 East orbital slot, where it works together with the Yamal-201 satellite.

The satellite is fitted with a combined payload including eight active 72 MHz transponders in C-band and eighteen active 72 MHz transponders in Ku-band.

Yamal-300K was placed into orbit by a Proton-M Briz-M launch vehicle together with the Luch 5B satellite in 2012.

The main applications for C-band capacity will be traditional satellite services:

  • TV distribution,
  • Services for corporative networks VSAT, rural area networks (telephony, data transmission, Internet access),
  • Internet access (DVB-S),
  • Big communication flows transmission.
Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Gazprom Space Systems
Contractors: ISS Reshetnev (ex NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki, NPO PM)
Equipment: 8 C-Band transponders, 18 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Ekspress-1000NTA
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 14 years
Mass: 1870 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yamal 300K (Yamal 300 KA-3) 2012-061B 02.11.2012 Ba LC-81/24 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) with Luch 5B


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