FIRST OF KIND: Thales Alenia Space says one of two Yamal 400 telecom satellites it will supply for Russian operator Gazprom will be built in cooperation with Russia’s ISS Reshetnev. ISS will provide its Express 4000 bus for Yamal 402 in what wll be the first application for the new large satcom platform, designed on the basis of Thales Alenia’s Spacebus 4000. The two companies already collaborate widely; Thales Alenia has supplied payloads for numerous ISS satellites, including a small ...


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