The SESAT 1 (Siberia - Europe SATellite) provides a wide range of telecommunications services over a very large geographical coverage area extending from the Atlantic Ocean to Eastern Russia, including a large part of Siberia. The satellite also provides similar services within the Indian Sub-Continent by means of a Steerable Spotbeam. Sharing the 36° East orbital position with the Eutelsat W4 satellite, SESAT contributes to the development of international, regional and domestic services, such as thin route telephony, corporate and specialised data services and long distance trunk telephony. It facilitates the development of new markets in far eastern Europe and southern Asia for all types of telecommunication and business services, as well as providing full interconnectivity with western and central Europe.
The Proton-K was a Russian, previously Soviet, carrier rocket derived from the earlier Proton. It was built by Khrunichev, and launched from sites 81 and 200 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.INFO WIKI