Yuri Prokhorov, head of Russian satellite communications operator RSCC and Russian Signatory of Intersputnik, spoke to Intersputnik Today about the role of satellite communications in a digital economy, prospects of satellite communications in the 5G era, and innovative industry developments, including the deployment of Express-RV, a multifunctional satellite communications system designed for high elliptical orbits (HEOs).
At IBC 2019, to be held September 13-17, 2019 in Amsterdam, RSCC will present state-of-the-art solutions for the delivery of video content and data transmission, as well as for the Internet access and corporate services via satellite on fixed and moving objects in the regions of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
On August 24, 2019, the town of Zheleznogorsk (Krasnoyarsk Territory) was the scene of a bicycle / motorcycle rally marking the 15th anniversary of the Zheleznogorsk Satellite Communications Center, the 60th anniversary of JSC Information Satellite Systems named after Academician M.F. Reshetnev, and the 20th anniversary of the Zheleznogorsk chidren’s home.
To encourage employment of young specialists in the satellite communications industry, RSCC continues to pursue active cooperation with leading industry universities, subordinated to the Federal Communications Agency (Rossvyaz). In 2019, students of the Volga State University of Telecommunications and Informatics (PSUTI) have undertaken an internship at RSCC in the framework of the Education section of the Rossvyaz Research & Development Board. Among the RSCC subdivisions hosting the trainees are the Orbital Constellation Operations Service, the facilities of the GCC (Ground Control Complex) and ASMI (Automated System of Monitoring and Measurements), the Shabolovka Technical Center, and the Information Technology Service.
Alexander Ganin, First Deputy Director General of RSCC was awarded The Order of Friendship for his great contribution to the preparation and holding of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This award was presented to him by the Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation Oleg Pak.
The XXIV international conference of operators and users of the satellite communications network in Russia “SatComRus 2019” will be held in St. Petersburg on October 3, 2019 at the Central Museum of Communications named for A.S. Popov (CMS) (4, Pochtamtsky Pereulok).
On June 20, 2019, the traditional annual call-in with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin took place, which lasted more than four hours. Well-coordinated work of RSCC specialists and reliable functioning of the company's satellite and ground infrastructure ensured uninterrupted live broadcasting of the federal TV and radio channels as the President spoke to Russians people and answered their questions on the air.
As part of celebration of the 15th anniversary of Zheleznogorsk SCC, the specialists of the Center organized a number of sports events: a sports contest for employees and their family members, a football game with ISS JSC team. CCS also was partner of the qualifying stage of the All-Russian football tournament "Apprentices" among boys born in 2006. All the events were held in intense struggling, and the winners received prizes and awards.
On June 14, 2019, Alexey Vdovin, Director of the Commercial Department of Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Russian Satellite Communication Company”, met with Anatoly Semyonov, Minister of Innovation, Digital Development and Info-Communication Technologies of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The parties discussed the prospects of development and accessibility of satellite communication services in Yakutia.
On June 13, 2019, the XI VSAT Championship was held on the premises of the Skolkovo Satellite Communications Center (SCC), the only professional competition for satellite communications specialists in Russia. The event was organized by AltegroSky Group of Companies with the support of the Federal Communications Agency. The Prime Sponsor of the Championship is traditionally the RSCC.
RSCC has fully met its obligations under the loan agreements to finance the building of Express-AT1, Express-AT2 and Express-AM8 communications and broadcasting satellites. The master agreement with the winner of the public auction of Gazprombank OAO, of which credit agreements are a part, was concluded in May 2011. The document provided for the opening of two non-revolving credit lines in the amount of 4.46 billion rubles and 100 million euros.
On June 13, 2019, the Skolkovo Space Communications Center (SCC), a branch of the RSCC, was visited by the Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation Konstantin Noskov, Deputy Minister Oleg Ivanov, Head of the Federal Communications Agency Oleg Dukhovnitsky, Deputy Head of Rossvyaz Igor Chursin, First Deputy General Director of Roscosmos State Corporation Yuri Urlichich, as well as General Director of the RSCC Yuri Prokhorov and his deputies.
To mark the 15th anniversary of the Zheleznogorsk Space Communications Center (SCC), a branch of the RSCC, the children's art school of Zheleznogorsk organized a children's drawing competition on the theme of "Outer Space is Around the Corner."
In Zheleznogorsk, under the guidance of Rossvyaz, a working meeting was held of the heads of the RSCC and ISS Reshetnev to discuss, inter alia, matters pertaining to the Express-AMU3, Express-AMU7 spacecraft being currently designed, and the Express-80 and Express-103 that are already being manufactured.
Today, as part the events marking the 15th anniversary of the Zheleznogorsk SCC, the company was visited by the Deputy Head of Rossvyaz Igor Chursin and the RSCC General Director Yuri Prokhorov. They toured the SCC and were interviewed by Russia 24 TV in Krasnoyarsk and local television in Zheleznogorsk. On the tour, they were accompanied by the enterprise director Rais Muratov and the oldest employee Alexander Danilovsky.
Khabarovsk Space Communications Center (SCC), RSCC branch, was opened in 2004. It is the largest advanced teleport in the Russian Far East. The SCC specializes in putting into place satellite communication and broadcasting channels. Its qualified staff have a unique experience in addressing most ambitious tasks in the development and operation of satellite communication and digital broadcasting systems for various sectors of the Russian economy.
Dear Colleagues! The XXIV International Conference of Operators and Users of Satellite Communication Networks of the Russian Federation SatComRus 2019 will be held on October 3, 2019 in St. Petersburg at the Central Museum of Communications. A.S. Popov.
For the first time, RSCC will open a stand at the information technology exhibition SITDEF 2019, where it will demonstrate satellite solutions to implement communications and digital broadcasting projects in Latin America.
On April 24, 2019, the Extended Meeting of Rossvyaz on the results of 2018 and work plans for 2019 was held at the Expocenter Fairgrounds Moscow. The meeting was attended by representatives of the RSCC. At the plenary part, Konstantin Noskov, Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, and Oleg Dukhovnitsky, Head of the Federal Communications Agency, presented to the RSCC Director General Yuri Prokhorov the Presidential Certificate of appreciation for achievements in advancing satellite communications and recognizing his many years of diligent work.
On April 23, 2019, on the first day of the Svyaz-2019 exhibition of information and telecommunication technologies, the Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications Oleg Ivanov and the Head of the Federal Communications Agency Oleg Dukhovnitsky visited RSCC stand.
From April 23 - 27, 2019, at the Russian High Technology Week 2019 hosted by the Expocentre (Red Presnya), RSCC will take part in a series of key events: the Svyaz-2019 exhibition of information and telecommunication technology, the Extended Meeting of Rossvyaz to discuss the results of 2018, the 13th International Navigation Forum, and the 23rd International Forum of the International Public Academy of Communications, and other events
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