On April 8, 2019 in Minsk, as part of the XXVI International Forum on Information and Communication Technologies "TIBO", the Russian satellite communications operator RSCC and the Belarusian manufacturing enterprise “Precise Electromechanics Factory” (“Belintersat” satellite operator) signed a cooperation agreement.
April 8, 2019, on the eve of the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Belarusian satellite operator Belintersat and the Russian operator RSCC, the Space Communications Center (Minsk) hosted talks with the participation of the Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Konstantin Noskov.
At the end of March, specialists from the Zheleznogorsk Space Communications Center (SCC) conducted a tour of its facilities for children and schoolchildren of the city. As part of the city Colors of Life program, a group of children from the families registered at the Municipal Budget Institution Multi-Purpose Center for Social Services of the Population and their counselors became guests of the RSCC.
From March 25 to 27, 2019, the central office of the RSCC hosted an advanced training program Corporate entrepreneurship, innovations and start-up tools for corporations. The training program had been prepared by the Graduate School of Management and Innovation of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. It was attended by the top management of the RSCC, including the Director General and his deputies, as well as the directors of the Business Development Service and the Communication Systems Development Service.
Middle East has been one of the early adopters of the satellite communications and broadcasting technologies. Rich in Oil&Gas, this region has been using SCPC and later VSAT channels for connecting numerous oil rigs, offshore sites, terrestrial oil transport and storage facilities. Various pipelines have been utilized SCADA applications to accumulate data from various sensors and metes long before evolvement of IoT. Satellite implementations have been later spread across the region for other enterprises, telco and even consumer grade solutions and applications.
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.