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Yamal 201



Yamal 201 is one of a pair of Russian geostationary communications satellites that were launched by a Proton-K rocket from Baikonur at 06:22 UT on 24 November 2003. The pair, Yamal 201 and Yamal 202, are identical satellites, with a mass of 1.3 kg, and power 3.6 kW. Yamal 201 carries nine C-band and six Ku-band transponders, while Yamal 202 carries 18 C-band transponders. They will provide voice and video communications throughout the Eurasian continent, after parking: Yamal 201 at 90 deg-E and Yamal 202 at 49 deg-E.

Alternate Names

  • 28094
  • Yamal201

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-11-24
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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