It is expected that working together will enhance the efficiency of utilizing the resources of RSCC and URSC in developing and operating state-owned civilian satellite communications and broadcasting systems.
Yuri Prokhorov, RSCC Director-General, and Yuri Vlasov, Director-General of JSC United Rocket & Space Corporation (URSC), have signed a cooperation agreement. It is expected that working together will enhance the efficiency of utilizing the resources of RSCC and URSC in developing and operating state-owned civilian satellite communications and broadcasting systems.
In the view of Yuri Vlasov, Director-General of URSC, “our cooperation will be a guarantee for resolving one of the priority tasks set out in the new Federal Space Program, namely to expand Russia’s orbital fleet. We intend to interact with RSCC in efforts to enhance the quality of space services for the benefit of the country’s economy.”
Yuri Prokhorov, RSCC Director-General, says that “URSC’s organizational, scientific, design, and manufacturing potential will ensure a qualitatively new level of implementing the Program to expand the constellation of state-owned civilian communications and broadcasting satellites. In the period until 2015, the Program envisages building on RSCC orders as many as seven new satellites for the geostationary orbit and four satellites for the high-elliptical orbits.”
The agreement was signed at SATCOMRUS 2015, the 20th jubilee conference of users of satellite communications and broadcasting network in Russia. The agreement contemplates implementation of the single-contractor principle in projects involving the building, launching, and delivery into target orbit of civilian communications and broadcasting satellites. RSCC and URSC believe in the potential of such activities, considering the need for further enhancement of quality, economic efficiency and competitiveness of Russian space hardware and satellite services, among other things, in the context of economic constraints and the need to address the tasks of import replacement.