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Region of global interests: at Cabsat 2023, RSCC presents its services to the Middle East and Africa market

Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) presented its Express series satellites for Middle East and African countries at the Cabsat 2023 exhibition. CABSAT 2023, the main exhibition for satellite communications and media content production and delivery, opened on May 16 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

RSCC’s constellation is capable of providing the telecommunication data transmission, organization of communications on mobile objects, video content delivery, as well as natural disaster monitoring and supervision to Middle East countries.

“The MENA region (Middle East and North African countries) is one of the most important areas of the company’s activity and promotion of its satellite services for content delivery, organization of television broadcasting and communication channels,” said Alexey Vdovin, Head of the Business Development Service of RSCC.

The company’s constellation currently consists of 12 state-of-the-art geostationary spacecraft, whose communication services cover 81.4% of the Earth’s surface and ensure the broadcasting of 1100+ TV and radio channels.

Three of those spacecraft, namely Express-AM8, Express-AM7 and Express-AM6, located at the 14° W.L. to 53° E.L. orbital slots, ensure a stable coverage of the region and can be used to arrange television and radio broadcasting, TV platforms with an uplink in Europe, data exchange, internet access, as well as maritime VSAT. At present, as many as 454 ships operate in the “maritime network of RSCC,” all of them feature satellite access to the internet and local networks, telephony and mapping information.

RSCC traditionally participates in the Cabsat exhibition. This year, the exhibition and SatExpo conference are held from 16 to 18 May. During three days, CABSAT will showcase products and services for all users involved in the satellite communications industry in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and beyond. The event is also attended by representatives of satellite operators, aerospace companies, TV and radio broadcasters, media content producers and other sectors of the broadcast industry.

During the SatExpo conference, experts estimated the satellite communications market at $53 billion by 2027 and predicted that by 2030 the market would grow at an average annual rate of 14%. It is noted that satellite technologies will continue to develop and become increasingly important for the operation of enterprises. One of the reasons for this trend can be the digitalization of the economy.

CABSAT 2023 is also hosting the SATEXPO Summit, where leading industry experts discuss space sustainability issues. The subject of discussion is the problem of space pollution and the choice of space sustainability as a key priority. There are currently more than 6,800 active satellites in orbit, and more than 30,000 fragments of orbital debris have been recorded. Space debris poses a huge risk and safety hazard to existing space systems and activities, as it can cause collisions with space stations, satellites or any other equipment. Therefore, it is necessary to explore and implement innovative ways to reduce the risk of space debris for future space operations. Governments, space agencies and other institutions also finance or implement their own initiatives to advance the principle of space sustainability.