Third heaviest satellite launched by Gazprom Space Systems into space at 2,976 kg
Operated by Gazprom Space Systems of Russia, Yamal-401 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.
A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Proton M as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 15 December 2014. Yamal-401 was constructed by ISS Reshetnev (Russia).
With a launch mass of 2,976kg, Yamal-401 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2014-082A and NORAD ID 40345.
With an orbital eccentricity of 7.23E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,761km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,822km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 90 degrees.