Yamal-300K and Yamal-402 satellites start commercial operation
In mid-January 2013 new Yamal-300K and Yamal-402 satellites operated by Gazprom Space Systems successfully passed orbital flight tests; currently they function as normal and have started commercial operation. Due to these aircrafts, the capacity of Gazprom’s orbital fleet has increased 2.5 times and now totals 196 transponder equivalents.
Yamal satellite communications and broadcast system orbital fleet
Yamal-300K is positioned in the orbital slot at 90 degrees east longitude. Yamal-402 is positioned in the orbital slot at 55 degrees east longitude.
Launching Yamal-300K satellite on November 3, 2012 at Baikonour Cosmodrome
The satellites are operated from the Mission Control Center of Gazprom Space Systems, located in Shchelkovo (Moscow Region).
Launching of new Yamal-300K and Yamal-402 satellites expanded the satellite communication usability to the benefit of Gazprom Group. Satellite transmission facilities will be used for establishing telemechanic channels, as part of mobile units used in maintenance and emergency response and restoration operations, for organizing pioneer communications at new construction sites, for communicating with vessels, offshore drilling and production sites, including the Shtokman gas and condensate field and others.
Launching Yamal-402 satellite on December 8, 2012 at Baikonour Cosmodrome
Gazprom Space Systems ground control complex and teleport (Shchelkovo, Moscow Region)
Gazprom Space Systems, a subsidiary company of Gazprom acts as a satellite operator, satellite communication and geo-information services provider, satellite communication systems integrator, as well as space telecommunications and geo-information systems designer.
Satellite communication system and Yamal television services are employed by 38 Gazprom Group companies, government institutions, broadcasting companies, Russian and foreign commercial service providers. About 170 television and 100 radio channels broadcast through Yamal satellites. The number of satellite earth stations operating through Yamal satellites in Russia exceeds 7 thousand.