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Gazprom blasts Yamal-401 communication satellite into orbit

17th December 2014

Gazprom has launched a new satellite into space, the Yamal-401, to boost its Yamal satellite communication system used to coordinate oil and gas operations across Russia and the world’s Eastern Hemisphere

Gazprom has launched a new satellite into space, the Yamal-401, to boost its Yamal satellite communication system used to coordinate oil and gas operations across Russia and the world’s Eastern Hemisphere
Yamal-401 integrated will join the Yamal satellite communication system, which includes the orbital fleet of the Yamal-202, Yamal-300K and Yamal-402 satellites

The satellite was launched on Thursday using a Proton-M carrier rocket built on the request of Gazprom Space Systems.

Yamal-401 will join the Yamal satellite communication system, which includes the orbital fleet of the Yamal-202, Yamal-300K and Yamal-402 satellites.

Satellite operations are controlled by the Mission Control Centre of Gazprom Space Systems located in Shchelkovo town.

The new Yamal-401 satellite will boost the capacity of the Yamal orbital fleet in Russia by nearly 50 per cent. It is equipped with powerful transmitters that make it possible to create new high-speed communication and telemechanics control channels. These channels are primarily intended for the to-be industrial facilities of Gazprom, for example, the Power of Siberia gas transmission system.

 

Established in 1992, Gazprom Space Systems is a subsidiary of Gazprom engaged in creating and operating space telecommunications and geo-information systems primarily for the benefit of Gazprom Group.

The company has created and currently operates and develops the Yamal satellite communication system as well as designs the SMOTR aerospace monitoring system technologically new for Russia.

 

 

The servicing area of the Yamal system covers 95 per cent of the Russian territory with over 98 per cent of the population. In addition to Gazprom, it is also used by the governmental agencies, television companies, corporate and commercial service providers.

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