From Molniya to Expresses | SatComRus2015

20th Annual Conference of Operators and Users of Satellite Communication and Broadcasting Network in Russia
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Express-AMU1, Russia’s new communications and broadcasting satellite, is now in orbit.

Express-AMU1, Russia’s new heavy communications and broadcasting satellite, has been inserted in the geo-transfer orbit. On 25 December 2015 at 00:31 msk the satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on board a Proton-M / Breeze-M launch vehicle. The spacecraft separated from the Breeze-M upper stage at 09:43 msk. At this time, the Express-AMU1 SC is under the control of its manufacturer, Airbus D&S (France). Following the satellite translation to the geostationary orbit and completion of appropriate tests, the satellite will be controlled using RSCC’s ground-based control facilities.

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MegaFon’s Far East network now operating via RSCC satellites: preliminary results

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On 18 September 2015, at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the Russian communications operator, MegaFon, summarized initial results of the transfer of the Far East segment of its network to the RSCC satellites. Over the past year, MegaFon has more than doubled the use of satellite channels in the Far East. Transfer to the RSCC satellites has served to enhance the quality and reliability of MegaFon’s communications services, and increase data transmission speed against the backdrop of mobile data traffic growth by a factor of 2 or 4 in the northern regions of the Far East.Read more...

RSCC met Chinese satellite communications operator, China Satcom.

The two operators discussed options for working together in international markets, prospects for mutually-beneficial cooperation in the area of satellite resources, and in developing satellite communications systems in various regions of the world.
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