Russia put the strongest communication satellite into orbit with Proton-M missiles

According to the Russian National Space Corporation Roscosmos, the Yamal-601 satellite was launched by rocket Proton-M from Baikonur space airport in southern Kazakhstan.

According to the Russian National Space Corporation Roscosmos, the Yamal-601 satellite was launched by rocket Proton-M from Baikonur space airport in southern Kazakhstan.

On May 31, Russia succeeded in bringing its Yamal-601 communications satellite into orbit to serve the federal target program on expanding television and radio broadcasts.

Picture 1 of Russia put the strongest communication satellite into orbit with Proton-M missiles

Picture 1 of Russia put the strongest communication satellite into orbit with Proton-M missiles


Yamal-601 satellite will replace orbital Yamal-202 since 2003.

According to the Russian National Space Corporation Roscosmos, the Yamal-601 satellite was launched by rocket Proton-M from Baikonur space airport in southern Kazakhstan.

The 5-ton satellite is produced by France's Thales Alenia space company for Gazprom Space Systems - a unit of Russia's Gazprom Energy Group. This is Russia's strongest communication satellite.

Yamal-601 will replace orbital Yamal-202 since 2003, providing communication and data transmission services on a large part of Russia, as well as some former Soviet Union countries. Here, in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

In addition, this satellite will provide users with high-speed Internet services.

Also in this announcement, Roscosmos announced plans from now until the end of the year to conduct at least 5 launches of satellites with Proton-M missiles.

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