Launch of Luch-5B & Yamal-300K Communication Satellites

A Russian Proton-M rocket launched today, November 2nd 2012 at 21:04 UTC with two communications satellites, Luch-5B and Yamal-300K. Lift off occurred from Baikonur in Kazachstan.

Luch-5B is a S-band and Ku-band relay satellite that will receive signals from low flying satellites, such as the International Space Station, and relay the signals to ground stations on Earth. Yamal-300K is a C-band and Ku-band satellite that will transmit Television and Internet to Russia.

Source: Roscosmos

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