Today, at the conference on Current Status and Development Prospects of Communication Networks ("Rosinfokom-2015"), Oleg Dukhovnitsky, head of the Federal Agency for Communications, gave RSCC Director General Yuri Prokhorov the industry award called “Master of Communications”. The executive Order on the award was signed by Minister for Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov.
For more than 30 years, Yuri Prokhorov has been working in the industry of satellite communications. After graduating MIREA, Yuri Valentinovich has had a long and rewarding career, starting as engineer at Kometa research and production association, heading satellite systems at the Khrunichev Space Center and later becoming RSCC’s top executive.
He supervised the building and operation of modern telecommunication systems in the space industry, including at the Baikonur and Plesetsk Cosmodromes, as well as the development of on-board transponders for small communications satellites. He led the work on the development and operation of the Russian segment of the Iridium global personal mobile satellite communications system.
Yuri Prokhorov is a member of government committees on the development of communications and TV and radio broadcasting. He is also on the State Commission for flight-testing of space systems for social, economic, scientific, and commercial applications.
Awarded the title of Honored Space Technology Test Engineer.
He has authored a number of papers and articles on the strategic development of satellite communication and broadcasting in Russia.
Since 2008, Yuri Prokhorov has been with the RSCC. During his tenure, he has been personally involved in developing system-wide requirements to the national orbital constellation of civilian communication and broadcasting satellites for the planning periods up to 2015 and 2025. Yuri Prokhorov’s leadership was instrumental in the efforts to build and set up for launch the Express-AM4 / MD2 / 4R satellites, as well as build, flight-test and commission the "Express-AM5 / 6 / AT1 / AT2 / AM7 / AM8 satellites. He has also supervised the work on the Express-AMU1 spacecraft. In 2012-2015, with direct participation and leadership of Yuri Prokhorov, these RSCC communications and broadcasting satellites were built, launched into orbit and commissioned for operations, ensuring a new level of quality satellite communications, television and radio broadcasting over the entire territory of the Russian Federation.
On October 29, 2015 Yuri Prokhorov turns 55 years old.
The staff of RSCC are wishing Yuri Valentinovich the best of health and every success, a happy birthday and many happy returns of the day, as well congratulate him on the honorary title of "Master of Communications".