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.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) and the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) have partnered to provide inflight connectivity (IFC) services over the Eurasia region.
At the annual AfricaCom 2018 exhibition, the largest African forum in the field of technology and telecommunications, RSCC will present the latest digital solutions for the region’s communications and broadcasting services. AfricaCom will be held from 13 to 15 November in Cape Town (South Africa).
The RSCC delegation took an active part in the seminar organized by Morsvyazsputnik. Evgeny Buidinov and Mikhail Glinka made presentations on promising RSCC projects for arranging communications on mobile objects and on the experience of providing satellite broadband access on sea-going ships.
The British company Bentley Walker has chosen RSCC’s Express-AM8 spacecraft to provide satellite communications services to customers in South America. The transition to the Express-AM8 satellite from the Eutelsat AB2 satellite, as noted in the company's press release, has made it possible to increase the download speed used for VOIP protocols like Skype and Viber.
On October 3, 2018, the Digital Business Space facility in Moscow hosted the XXIII International Conference of Operators and Users of the Satellite Communication Network of the Russian Federation “SATCOMRUS 2018: Smart Satellite - Ideas and Innovations”. Organized by the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), the Conference was attended by more than 360 delegates from 80 organizations in Russia, France, Spain, USA, Israel, Italy, and other countries.
AMSTERDAM — Russian Satellite Communications Co. (RSCC) is Russia’s principal satellite operator, but it has been a quiet bystander as the satcom world argues over LEO and MEO constellations, the size of the in-flight-connectivity business and whether GEO networks are on a glide path to irrelevance.
The RSCC and the Romantis group of companies continue to actively promote the capacity of the Russian Express-AMseries satellites to implement satellite communications and digital broadcasting projects in Latin America.
The RSCC continues to expand communication services in the Ka-band. On September 21, 2018, subscriber #10000 connected to the High-Speed Access Satellite System (HSASS). The number of system users exceeds 25 thousand. The High-Speed Access Satellite System provides broadband access in the Ka-band in the Central and South-Ural regions of Russia, Siberia, and the Far East. The services are provided via the two Russian spacecraft, Express-AM6 (53 ° E) and Express-AM5 (140 ° E). The service zone in the Ka-band stretches over a record 7 thousand km.
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