(Space Fellowship) Operations with Yamal 402 Spacecraft
By , Posted 12/10/12
Statement from Khrunichev
On 9 December, during the target orbit insertion phase, the Yamal 402 spacecraft separated ahead of the scheduled time. At present the spacecraft is under control. The delta insertion profile is being currently defined for translating the spacecraft to its station and subsequent commissioning.
Early on 9 December evaluation was performed of the Yamal 402 orbit parameters. All SC systems are functioning nominally.
Experts believe two additional burns of the prop [...]