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Space News: Interview with Yuri Prokhorov, Director-general, Russian Satellite Communications Co.

Russia’s biggest satellite fleet operator, Russian Satellite Communications Co. (RSCC), has big ambitions and a big domestic market to match. Less helpful to Moscow-based RSCC has been its recent experience with Russia’s Proton rocket. Proton’s latest failure, in May, destroyed RSCC’s Express-AM4R satellite, which was built to replace the original AM4 — itself lost in a mid-2013 Proton failure. Accompanied by RSCC Chief Financial Officer Dennis Pivnyuk, Prokhorov spoke to SpaceNews staff writer Peter B. de Selding at the recent CommunicAsia conference and exhibition in Singapore.

Russia’s biggest satellite fleet operator, Russian Satellite Communications Co. (RSCC), has big ambitions and a big domestic market to match. Less helpful to Moscow-based RSCC has been its recent experience with Russia’s Proton rocket. Proton’s latest failure, in May, destroyed RSCC’s Express-AM4R satellite, which was built to replace the original AM4 — itself lost in a mid-2013 Proton failure.

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