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Yamal 601



The Yamal 601 satellite is owned by Gazprom Space Systems, a provider of satellite communications to Russian homes, businesses and the government, and a daughter company of oil giant Gazprom.

Designed for a 15-year mission, the spacecraft was built by Thales Alenia Space of France, and is based on the Spacebus 4000C4 platform. Fully fueled, the Yamal 601 spacecraft weighs around 11,900 pounds, or 5.4 metric tons, according to Thales Alenia Space.

Yamal 601’s C-band payload, which consists of 18 transponders, will replace coverage previous supplied by the Yamal 202 satellite launched in 2003. The C-band transponders will cover Russia, neighboring countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Middle East, and part of Southeast Asia.

According to Thales Alenia Space, a Ka-band payload on-board Yamal 601 will expand Gazprom’s coverage, with 32 spot beams over Western Russia and West Siberia to provide high-speed broadband connectivity to companies, regional governments, and individual consumers.

Alternate Names

  • Yamal601
  • 44307

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2019-05-30
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 5700 kg

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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