An accord to this effect was signed at the CABSAT-2019 exhibition in Dubai (UAE) currently in progress. The RSCC and ChronoSat GmbH (Germany) signed an agreement on the use of more than 100 MHz of the Express-AM7 spacecraft for providing communication services in the Middle East.
Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has joined the pilot project of Maritime Unmanned Navigation (MUNIN). In this project, the company intends to provide communication services on mobile platforms using the maritime VSAT technology.
On February 26, 2019, the Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Telecommunications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mamonov visited RSCC’s booth at the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. During the meeting with the Deputy General Director for Business Development of RSCC Ksenia Drozdova, the peculiarities of cooperation with foreign partners, the geography of presence and the activity of RSCC in the international market were discussed. On the same day, RSCC’s specialists held negotiations with representatives of Gilat and Hughes.
On February 20, Yuri Okulov, Deputy Director and Chief Engineer of the Dubna Space Communication Center (SCC), gave a lecture at the Museum of Archeology and Local History of Dubna.
For the first time Russian satellite communications company (RSCC) will present its exposition at one of the key event of the global telecom industry - Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, which will be held from February 25 to February 28 in Barcelona. At its booth RSCC will demonstrate cellular backhaul and other satellite based solutions for various sectors of the economy and regions of the world, including mobile operators.
On February 14, 2019, a guided tour was held at the Khabarovsk Space Communication Center (SCC) for a group of students of the Khabarovsk Municipal Autonomous Institution of Additional Education “Center for Extracurricular Activities “Planet of Growing Up”. The Khabarovsk SCC, a branch of the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), has been operating since 2004 and today it is the largest teleport in the Russian Far East.
On February 7, 2019, a regular joint RSCC / ISS Reshetnev meeting was held of the two organizations’ respective R&D Boards. Such meetings have become a tradition, and they are highly appreciated by the parties, as they provide a powerful incentive to work together on the most challenging issues of building next generation spacecraft.
On January 29-31, 2019, Moscow exhibition center Crocus Expo hosted the 21st International Exhibition and Forum CSTB-2019, one of the main events of the media and broadcast industry in Russia. At its exposition “Satellites for Digital Future”, RSCC presented innovative solutions for content delivery and broadband communication services using its own satellite constellation.
Scientific forum “Abalkin readings” on the topic “Arctic: Challenges for Russia” was held on January 31, 2019, in the House of Economist in Moscow. The event was attended by leading scientists and experts, representatives of government bodies and authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the business community, and public figures.
RSCC will take part in the exhibition-forum CSTB 2019, which will be held from January 29 to January 31, 2019 at the Crocus Expo in Moscow. At the RSCC booth, information will be presented to visitors on the development of satellite broadband access services, the latest solutions for the provision of communication services on sea vessels, and also on promising satellite broadband access projects in the Ka-band frequency range using the Russian Express-AM satellites.
With the support of specialists from Istar LLC, RSCC successfully completed the installation and commissioning of five central stations based on UHP equipment to provide via-satellite communication using the Express-AM series spacecraft. This will enable RSCC to use the capacity of its satellites more efficiently and expand the capabilities of the satellite communication network, offering customers modern telecommunications services.
The RSCC Mission Control Center is responsible for addressing important tasks of monitoring and controlling the RSCC satellites, relying on high-tech infrastructure in the Moscow region, in Siberia and in the Far East. The MCC controls extend to all the spacecraft positioned on the arc of the geostationary orbit from 14 degrees west to 145 degrees east.
The canvass became one of the centerpieces of the artist’s exhibition The Rising of the New Sun, which runs from December 25, 2018 to January 13, 2019 at the Central House of Artists in Moscow
For the second year in a row, the SCC Zheleznogorsk team has taken the first place in the citywide Healthy Lifestyle Games, summarizing the results of 2018 in a competition involving work collectives of fewer than 200 persons.
Billing Solutions LLC, a member of the Ka-Internet group of companies, has successfully completed the installation and connection of satellite communication complexes at health facilities in the Perm Territory. October 11, 2018 Billing Solutions LLC became the winner of the open electronic auction “Supply of equipment for connecting buildings (premises) of healthcare organizations, including rural health posts in the Perm Territory, to the information and telecommunication network “Internet communication channel over satellite”. The auction was conducted by the Ministry of Information Development and Communications of the Perm Territory.
RSCC took part in the All-Russian Career Guidance Forum 'Proektoria' held in Yaroslavl on December 11-14, 2018. The forum brought together the best schoolchildren from all over the country, leading experts from major Russian companies and universities and teachers to address urgent career guidance and self-determination issues. On December 13, the forum was attended by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
The RT Channel has provided live broadcasts from the recent G20 summit in Argentina. The channel has relied on technical support of the communications operator Romantis LLC, using the RSCC’s Express-AM8 spacecraft (14 deg W). The unique coverage area of the satellite enabled direct, single hope broadcast contributions from Buenos Aires to Russia, avoiding double hop transmissions from Europe.
November 29, 2018 in the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow, an opening ceremony took place of the exhibition "Satellite Communications: On Earth and in Space," to which the RSCC is a partner. The ceremony was attended by Evgeny Buydinov, RSCC Deputy General Director for Development and Operation of Communication Systems, Natalia Artyukhina, Director of the Museum of Cosmonautics, Alexander Laveykin, Pilot-Cosmonaut and Hero of the Soviet Union, and Ivan Sitilenkov, Deputy Head of the Satellite Communication Control Center, one of the veteran employees of the RSCC.
Mikhail Glinka, Director of carrier and enterprise solutions, made a report on the “Express-RV Multifunctional Satellite Communication System: Connected Vehicles”. He also took part in the panel discussion of the session “New telecommunication and digital technologies as a catalyst for the development of a pilotless future”.
On November 20th, with the support of Russian Satellite Communications Company Moscow hosted solemn anniversary ceremony of X National “Golden Ray” Award for achievements in satellite, cable, and Internet television. Since 2009, this award has been given to off-air thematic television channels, broadcasted via satellite, cable, or Internet-providers in Russian language. The founder of award is the “National Association of Television Broadcasters”.
Russian Satellite Communications Company participates in “Transport of Russia 2018” for the first time. The exhibition is held at the Gostiny Dvor on 20-22 November as part of the Transport Week. The Head of the Federal Communications Agency Oleg Dukhovnitsky visited RSCC booth on the first exhibition day.
The main goal of the contest is to popularize satellite communications services provided by Russian telecom operators using the capacity of the domestic spacecraft. The contest is timed to the time period around the New Year -2019.
On November 14, 2018, at the exhibition-forum AfricaCom 2018, Andrei Kirillovich, Director of the RSCC Department for Integration Services and Integrated Projects, took part in a panel discussion on the growing needs in throughput capability of communication network in Africa and solutions aimed at meeting this demand.
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