Thales Alenia Space announced that the Yamal-402 communications satellite has successfully passed the In Orbit Acceptance Review.
Yamal-402 is now positioned at its final location (54.9°°E) and nominally ready for operation.
Thanks both to the reactivity and excellence of its dedicated LEOP team and to the unique high class avionics design of its telecommunication Spacebus 4000 satellites family, Thales Alenia Space was able to proceed in real time to an optimized recovery from the wrong transfer orbit let by the launcher.
In 2010, the rescue of Palapa-D satellite was recognised by insurance industry and Thales Alenia Space receives space rescue award during World Space Risk Forum in Dubai.
Source: Thales Group (Paris: HO.PA)
Date: Jan 9, 2013