Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2012
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 propulsion system will be required for the delta insertion of Yamal-402 to the design orbital slot. The first such burn is scheduled for the late Sunday-early Monday. Following the completion of all maneuvers, the spacecraft will be handed over to OAO Gazprom Space Systems for operation as originally planned, i.e. on 8 January.
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