RSCC Mission Control Center is 15 years old

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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.

Established in 2003, the Mission Control Center has enabled the RSCC to take over the monitoring and control of their own spacecraft. This has significantly increased the quality of satellite control, including reliability, efficiency, timeliness of decision making and accuracy of control commands, and minimized communication breaks. Ultimately, it increased the commercial attractiveness of the RSCC orbital constellation.

For 15 years, the RSCC Terrestrial Satellite Control Complex has been instrumental in controlling, monitoring and maintaining the specified technical and ballistic characteristics of the upgraded RSCC orbital constellation. The Complex performs its functions from the initial deployment of the satellite within the orbital constellation and then throughout the satellite mission in all flight modes.

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary date, the staff of the RSCC sends congratulations to the colleagues from the orbital constellation Operations Service, Control Complex facilities and Аutomated system of monitoring and measurements (ASMM), wishing the best of health, every success and new victories!

Historical Note

In December 2003, as envisaged in the Program for updating the RSCC satellite constellation, the Company specialists deployed a modern civilian satellite control system based on technical facilities located in Moscow (MCC), Dubna and Zheleznogorsk.

The first satellite to be controlled by the RSCC MCC was Express-AM22, itself the trailblazer of the new Express-AM series. Its launch took place on December 29, 2003. At each stage of the Express-AM22 injection into geostationary orbit, the RSCC specialists monitored and controlled all spacecraft systems. Subsequently, the integrated ground-based satellite control complex has continuously monitored the status of the new spacecraft’s onboard systems during its operation in the geostationary orbit.