Andrey Kirillovich,director of integration services and projects, RSCC: “[LEO] coverage is continuous and achieved by hundreds or even thousands of satellites. Many of them will, most of the time, cover oceans with no customers there. So the effectiveness of such a system and its advantage over GEO by adding coverage over the poles is questionable. It may be effective, but for regional use, or in certain verticals only.”http://www.kadiumpublishing.com/archive/nawc/2018/NAWC1807.pdf
Advanced Television: RSCC’s Express-103 satellite enters service
The Express-103 spacecraft has been put into operation, joining the orbital constellation of Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) at 96.5 ° E. All in-orbit flight tests of the service systems module and the payload of Express-103 satellite were carried out in full and with positive results.