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Shabolovka Technical Center Satellite Communications Centers

Dubna Center

The Satellite Communications Center (SCC) Dubna, a branch of the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), has been operating since 1980 and is the largest teleport of Russia and one of the largest in Europe.

Technical specs

  • 15 stations

    transmitting-receiving ground E/S

    with antenna systems from 2.4 to 32 meters certified for work in Intelsat and Eutelsat systems enabling the transmitting channels to be established via Russian and foreign telecommunications satellites located in GEO slot from 14 degrees West to 103 degrees East.

  • 19 stations

    transmitting-receiving ground E/S

    for providing telemetry and telecommand of RSCC, "Eutelsat’s" and "ABS" spacecraft.

  • 13 stations

    measuring and monitoring ground E/S

    for orbital tests, for providing E/S with access to the space segment and monitoring the loading of the satellite transponders of the western arch of RSCC, "Eutelsat’s", "ABS" and intelsat’s GEO.

  • 2 lines

    separate fiber optic communications lines

    2.5 Gbps each are operated in the backup mode and secure reliable communications of the object with RSCC Technical Center Shabolovka. They allow SCC Dubna to be connected to practically any communications operator of Moscow.

  • 4 feeders

    high-voltage feeders

    During years, SCC Dubna developed a powerful energy supply infrastructure: four high-voltage feeders (2 x 10 kW and 2 x 6 kW) secure a backup power supply. In order to guarantee a reliable operation of the technological equipment a trouble-free power supply system of 700 KW gross output has been installed. In case of force-majeure, the object power supply can be provided from a separate diesel station of 1000 KW gross output.

SCC Dubna dedicates in establishing satellite communications channels  and TV&Radio broadcasting. One of its main tasks is providing a high-quality and trouble-free operation of the governmental communications.

An important factor in any teleport operation is its connection to international commutation centers and traffic exchange points. From this point of view, Dubna possesses huge capabilities. Two fiber optic cables (western and eastern ones) form a closed ring and arrange a simulcasting system on the Moskva (Shabolobka) – Dubna line.  In addition, the line from SCC DUBNA to MIX (M9) successfully operates a separate fiber optic cable.

High skilled staff of SCC Dubna combine a huge working experience with deep knowledge. SCC Dubna is always prepared to solve a variety of tasks  in the  high-tech and science intensive telecommunications field, inclusive satellite communications.

The special place in the RSCC’ technical facilities take VSAT HUBs and local stations. This complex is intended to provide a quick deployment of communications facilities and communications services in crisis regions, in emergencies.

At SCC Dubna high-skilled specialists work, who were trained and educated at "CPI", "VERTEX", "GILAT" companies, etc.

The advanced equipment, established contacts and close co-operation with apparatus manufacturers and communications network operators allow SCC Dubna to provide high-quality and reliable transmission of the state TV&Radio signals, control the spacecraft, quickly manage emergency situations.

The Satellite Communications Station (SCS) Vladimir has also been operated at SCC Dubna. The Station is situated in Vladimir Region and works as a ground complex to provide satellite communications services in C-, Ku- and L-bands.  SCS Vladimir secures operation of telephony channels, TV&Radio broadcasting, mobile governmental communications.

The SCS Vladimir technical facilities and its geographic location enable it to establish    communications channels   via satellites in the orbital slot from 20 degrees West to 105 degrees East,   to  carry out acceptance tests of new spacecraft and to monitor the RSCC’ satellite payloads in L-Band.  

Using the command-measuring station of the SCS Vladimir ground satellite control complex, the control, telemetry and measurement of the orbital parameters of the Russian Express-A, Express-AM, Express-AMU series satellites are provided, as well as those of  the Seasat satellite under worst-case situations.