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YAMAL 402 launch

By: RocketGirl
A Proton-M launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Saturday carrying Yamal 402 to what ended up being an "off-nominal" orbit. The Proton did burn for the full duration of it's final boost-burn, leaving the satellite in a lower-than-planned orbit. Yamal 402 is a telecommunications satellite that was supposed to be in a parking orbit over the equator at 55 degrees east longitude and was expected to have a 15-year service life. The NORAD catalog (or SSC number) for Yamal 402 is 39022 and it will be available in the STK satellite database shortly. Stay up-to-date with the latest launches by subscribing to AGI's Launch Notifications.
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:19:35 PM