JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

ISS-Reshetnev to build a new communications satellite

The contract for the manufacture of the Yamal-300 space complex signed between the JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev “Information Satellite Systems” and JSC Gazprom Space Systems took effect in July 2009.

According to the contract, the Reshetnev Company will perform the design, development, testing, launch preparation and in-orbit commissioning of the Yamal-300 telecommunications satellite, as well as the preparation of the ground control segment.

The Yamal-300 spacecraft will employ the ISS’s advanced middle-class satellite platform Express-1000H to provide five-kilowatt power for the payload. The satellite will accommodate 26 C- and Ku-band transponders.

Yamal-300 is scheduled to be launched in mid 2011 in tandem with Telkom 3 that is also being built by the JSC ISS.