Satellites connectivity for the globe
Founded in 1992, Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) is one of the two Russian satellite operators. GSS operates the Yamal Satellite Communications System based on which it provides high-quality satellite capacity and services.
The space infrastructure consists of five satellites, namely Yamal-601, Yamal-402, Yamal-401, Yamal-202, Yamal-300K, operating at a significant geostationary orbit arc segment (from 49°E to 183°E), with the service zone covering most part of the eastern hemisphere and reaching the western part of the North American continent.
Orbital slot: 49°E
Yamal-601 was designed to replace Yamal-202 in 49°E position and to take up the existing customer base in C-band. The С-band payload of Yamal-601 (49°E) has a wide coverage over the Eurasian continent, and in particular over the Middle East and North Africa.
The multi-beam service area in Ka-band covers the most populated part of the territory of Russia (European part of Russia, including the Kaliningrad region, the Urals, Western Siberia). The Ka-band system provides cost-effective high-speed broadband services to the corporate sector, administrative authorities, small businesses and individuals.
Orbital slot: 55°E
Yamal-402 provides Ku-band coverage over Russia, the CIS countries, Europe, parts of the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. Customers can operate both within the African footprint (the Southern beam) and use the inter-beam connectivity between Europe and Africa. Yamal-402 capacity is utilised more actively for occasional use, in particular for purposes of video transmission of political and sport events. Furthermore, there are many other services provided within this beam for the interests of global oil and gas companies operating in the African region.
Orbital slot: 90°E
Yamal-401 is located in one of the most popular positions for Russia – 90°E, and is dedicated mainly for the Russian market. The satellite is equipped with C- and Ku-band payloads.
Orbital slot: 163.5°E
The С-band payload of Yamal-202 (163.5°E) has a wide coverage over the Far East, the North Pacific Ocean and West coast of Northern America. The satellite is optimal for point-to-point connections and maritime solutions.
Orbital slot: 183°E
Yamal-300K brought GSS into the markets of the western hemisphere. The satellite’s wide contour fixed beams cover the eastern territory of Russia, the western parts of North America and north of the Pacific Ocean where air and maritime traffic is exceedingly busy. The coverage zone makes the beam perfect for aeronautic and maritime connectivity.
The wide coverage areas of Yamal satellites enable communication services delivery to different parts of the world for the purposes of oil and gas, government, aviation, maritime, education and emergency sectors.
GSS leases capacity to more than 250 companies rendering services to end users in more than 100 countries worldwide. The capacity is successfully used for communication links and data transmission, TV distribution, occasional use, trunking, backhaul, inflight and maritime connectivity.
The ground infrastructure of GSS is represented by the Telecommunication Centre in Shchelkovo (Moscow region) and more than 4000 satellite communications ground stations in Russia. Although on the international market GSS provides pure capacity, the company has a number of partner teleports in Europe, the Middle East, Far East, Asia, Africa and America.