Russia's Rosneft disappointed by EU Court’s decision on sanctions agains companyBusiness & Economy March 28, 13:10
Kremlin analyzing civic stance of Russian protests’ participantsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 13:02
US shuns constructive discussion of INF Treaty — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 13:01
Press review: EU may freeze Brexit talks and Kiev to step up pressure on Russian companiesPress Review March 28, 13:00
US missile defense in South Korea affects Russia’s sucurity — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 12:57
Russia-NATO Council to meet on March 30 in BrusselsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 12:54
Militants shelling Russian embassy in Damascus — General StaffWorld March 28, 12:38
Russian top diplomat stresses terrorists suffering defeat on Iraqi battlefieldRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 12:20
Syrian army expands security zone around Palmyra — General StaffWorld March 28, 12:08
MOSCOW, December 15. /TASS/. Russian telecommunications satellite Yamal-401, launched early on Monday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, separated from the Briz-M booster and reached the designated orbit, press service of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, told TASS on Monday.
“The satellite’s separation was at the scheduled time,” the press service said.
Initially, the lift-off of the Russian telecommunications satellite was scheduled for December 2. However, the event was postponed until December 16 amid the delayed launch of Europe's Astra-2G, scheduled for December 28. Last week the launch was moved again for December 15.
The Yamal-401 satellite, designed and built by ISS-Reshetnev Company for Russian operator Gazprom Space Systems, is capable of relaying continuously signals in Europe and Asia. The satellite has 53 transponders and six antennas in C/Ku-bands.
The Yamal-401 is the third spacecraft built on the basis of a heavy-class Express-2000 platform. The mass of the satellite is 2,976 kilograms, the power used to carry the payload is 11 kWt, and the life span is 15 years.