The inaugural event to mark the occasion was attended by RSCC Director-General Yuri Prokhorov, 1st Deputy Director-General Alexander Ganin, the Museum management and media.
On 14 December 2012, the Alexander Popov Central Museum of Communications in Saint-Petersburg hosted the opening of the renovated exhibit dedicated to satellite communications. The exhibit now boasts a 3-D model of the RSCC constellation of communications and broadcasting satellites. The model was created by EligoVision LLC. The model is available for study to all visitors including school children.
The event was attended by RSCC Director-General Yuri Prokhorov, 1st Deputy Director-General Alexander Ganin, the Museum management and media.
Earlier this month and in November, the Museum hosted a photography exhibition dedicated to the RSCC 45th anniversary and the commencement of regular satellite-supported TV/audio casting in Russia.
RSCC has participated in the Museum’s activities since 2001 when RSCC became one of the founders of the Russian Foundation for History of Communications. At that time, in conjunction with the ISS Reshetnev Company, RSCC gave the Museum the developmental model of Loutch-15 spacecraft. In 2011-2012 RSCC sponsored the publication of two books authored by the Museum: ‘History of Telephony’ based on the A.S.Popov Museum exhibits, and ‘Communications in Stalingrad during the Great Patriotic War’ in the series entitled ‘Pages from Military Communications History’.