- Apr 18, 2004
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- Tel Aviv, Israel
Captain Jack said:Not sure - could be Yamal making headway to 55E.
http://www.spaceflight101.com/yamal-402-launch-updates.htmlThe satellite arrived in Geostationary Orbit above the equator at an orbital position of 52 degrees East on Friday, December 14. What follows are fine-tuning maneuvers using the satellite’s liquid and electric propulsion system to reach its operational position at 55 degrees East. Also, the satellite’s communication payload will be commissioned and the satellite’s solar arrays will be fully deployed.
As of Sunday, Yamal 402 was in a 35,628 by 35,721-Kilometer Orbit and reported to be in good condition. The satellite will be handed over to its operator, Gazprom Space Systems, on January 8 – keeping the originally planned schedule