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Yakhta
Kazsat 1
Kazsat 1
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Russian communications satellite. RKK Energia-developed communications satellite, believed to be a larger development of the Yamal.

Status: Operational 2006. First Launch: 2006-06-17. Last Launch: 2012-08-06. Number: 4 . Gross mass: 1,725 kg (3,802 lb).

Family: Communications, Geosynchronous orbit. Country: Russia. Launch Vehicles: Proton, Proton-K/DM-2M, Proton-M/Briz-M. Launch Sites: Baikonur, Baikonur LC81/24, Baikonur LC200/39. Agency: Korolev bureau. More at: 13358. Bibliography: 2, 4.


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2006 June 17 - . 22:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC200/39. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-K/DM-2M.
  • Kazsat 1 - . Mass: 1,380 kg (3,040 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: KazSat. Manufacturer: Chelomei bureau. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Yakhta. Spacecraft: Yakhta. USAF Sat Cat: 29230 . COSPAR: 2006-022A. Apogee: 35,781 km (22,233 mi). Perigee: 35,381 km (21,984 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,425.60 min. As of 2007 Mar 9 located at 103.02E drifting at 0.000W degrees per day..

2009 February 11 - . 00:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC200/39. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Express MD1 - . Mass: 1,140 kg (2,510 lb). Nation: Russia. Manufacturer: Chelomei bureau. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Yakhta. Spacecraft: Yakhta. USAF Sat Cat: 33596 . COSPAR: 2009-007B. Apogee: 35,795 km (22,241 mi). Perigee: 35,779 km (22,231 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. C and L-band transponders..

2011 July 15 - . 23:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC200/39. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Kazsat 2 - . Mass: 1,330 kg (2,930 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Yakhta. Spacecraft: Yakhta. USAF Sat Cat: 37749 . COSPAR: 2011-035B. Apogee: 35,788 km (22,237 mi). Perigee: 35,785 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Ku-band communications payload. Operator Kazakhstan National Center for Space Communications..

2012 August 6 - . 19:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Ekspress MD2 - . Mass: 1,140 kg (2,510 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Yakhta. Spacecraft: Yakhta. USAF Sat Cat: 38745 . COSPAR: 2012-044B. Apogee: 4,983 km (3,096 mi). Perigee: 264 km (164 mi). Inclination: 49.9000 deg. Period: 141.70 min. Failed mission. The Briz-M s/n 99532 upper stage exploded on 16 October, presumably when residual fuel and oxidizer came into contact, and generated a huge amount of orbital debris..


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