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Yamal 101



Yamal 101 and Yamal 102 were Russian geosynchronous satellites launched by a Proton-K rocket from Baikonur at 16:36 UT. They are intended to serve the gas industry (Gasprom company) which had hitherto been serviced by the Gorizont fleet of satellites. (Problems with the onboard resouces on Yamal 101 had been reported at the start of the operational phase and, probably, repaired later.) Yamal 101 will be parked over 49 deg-E, and 102 over 90 deg-E.

Alternate Names

  • 25896
  • Yamal101

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-09-06
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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