In his speech, Yuri Prokhorov told the audience about the role of satellite communications in the Arctic region of Russia and presented a project involving satellite communication and broadcasting system based on satellites in high elliptical orbits.
On 5 December 2016, RSCC Director General Yuri Prokhorov took part in the 6th International Forum, "The Arctic: Present and Future", organized by the interregional public organization, Association of Polar Explorers, in St. Petersburg.
An annual event, the Forum sums up the public debate on the topic of the Arctic, and also forms the agenda of cooperation between the authorities and society for the development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. The structure of the forum is focused on the priorities of the Development Strategy of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.
In the course of more than 30 sessions and roundtables, participants discussed the need to enhance the legislation concerning the Arctic and advance cooperation among the regions, departments, and sectors of the economy. Also among the Forum’s key issues are plans of the Arctic regions to build up support areas, develop state assistance mechanisms and pursue practical activities in the Arctic.
Together with the Deputy Head of the Federal Communication Agency, I.N. Chursins, Yuri Prokhorov took part in a panel session on "Development of modern telecommunication infrastructure in the Arctic." He spoke about the principal activities of the RSCC in the Russian Arctic region, including the provision of communication services for mobile objects in the waters of the northern seas and all along the Northern Sea Route, the organization of satellite communication channels for remote hard-to-reach stations in the interests of Roshydromet, the "Russian Arctic" National Park, the "Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration" and other users. He also spoke about satellite communications infrastructure deployed in the settlement of Barentsburg on the Spitsbergen archipelago. In his report the RSCC Director-General also presented a project of a satellite communications and broadcasting system using satellites in high elliptical orbits.