Gazprom Space Systems (GSS), an international satellite operator, and Gilat Satellite Networks, signed an $18 million contract to provide broadband connectivity across Russia. Gilat will deliver its platform and user terminals to operate over the new Yamal 601 Ka satellite.
The Yamal 601 Ka satellite is expected to be launched in 2019 and will provide broadband coverage for both the European and Asian regions of Russia. The satellite’s 32 beams will be lighted up by Gilat’s two SkyEdge II-c gateways to be installed in the Central and Siberian Federal Districts.
Gilat Satellite said this first phase of the project consists of gateways for utilizing one-third of the satellite’s capacity and includes the delivery of Gilat’s terminals with the DVB-S2X technology.