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Satellite Finance: RSCC presents HEO plan

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Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has announced a new project that would operate satellites in a highly elliptical orbit to serve those areas of Russia in remote northern latitudes.The Company believes this system has a high potential in Russia, especially in terms of communication services on mobile objects (maritime and trains) as well as communication services at high latitudes, including the Arctic and the Polar Basin.

The highly elliptical orbit satellite communications and broadcasting system will enable the company to broaden the range of its services as well as significantly improve its quality and reliability standards in areas that are not accessible for GEO spacecraft.

The company added that specific details and costs for the system have yet to be decided but based on its preliminary estimates the space segment would comprise 3-4 satellites.

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