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Newly-launched Russian telecom satellite relying on backup thrusters


Newly-launched Russian telecom satellite relying on backup thrusters A French-built communications satellite for Russia’s Gazprom Space Systems launched May 30 is maneuvering toward its final operating location in geostationary orbit using a set of backup thrusters after the spacecraft encountered a problem with its main engine. Ground controllers planned a series of burns using the Yamal 601 satellite’s main engine to send the craft into geostationary orbit more than 22,000 miles (nearly 36,000 kilometers) above the equator...   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jun 11)

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