Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Satellite Communications" and OAO "Gazprom Space Systems" signed an agreement on the project of creating assembling spacecraft.
The purpose of this agreement is to improve the efficiency of resource use of two Russian operators for the provision of satellite communications in the interests of economic development and international cooperation of the Russian Federation.
Moscow, September 10, 2013 — Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Satellite Communications" (RSCC) and OAO "Gazprom Space Systems' (SCS) have signed an agreement concerning the project of assembling spacecraft.
The agreement provides that, subject to the successful implementation of "Gazprom Space Systems' project to build on its premises assembling spacecraft RSCC is ready to consider, within the framework of the current legislation and procurement procedures to ensure the protection of competition, GCS offers on new spacecraft (SC ) within the program of renovation and development of domestic constellation communication and broadcasting satellites for civilian use.
At the same time, Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Satellite Communications" is developing a program of development of its satellite fleet by 2025, which implies order and launch into orbit for at least 15 new communication and broadcasting satellites. OAO "Gazprom Space Systems" develops a program to create a new constellation to 2030, which includes 21 satellites, remote sensing satellites, including 6 radar, and highly detailed 3 12 small satellites, as well as 6 new communications satellites.
Commenting on the signing of the Agreement, CEO of RSCC Yuri Prokhorov said he hoped that "the establishment of a new Russian spacecraft assembly facility will promote a healthy competitive environment among Russian producers of space technology and, as a result, improve the quality of services provided by domestic operators and broadcast on the Russian and in overseas markets telecommunications services. "
Designer General of OAO "Gazprom Space Systems' Nikolai Sevastyanov said," to solve the problem of creating a modern and reliable domestic satellite communications and surveillance necessary to build a new Russian production capacity, introducing advanced technology, and based on them to produce a modern competitive space technology. "
Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Satellite Communications" (RSCC)— Russian national satellite operator whose spacecraft provide global coverage. The company was founded in 1967 and is among the ten largest satellite operators in the world by volume and orbital slots. The company possesses the largest in the Russian satellite constellation. Service areas RSCC satellites placed in orbit at points from 14 ° W to 140 ° E, covering the whole territory of Russia, CIS, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North and South America, and Australia.
As the national satellite operator RSCC Russia meets the important state tasks of providing mobile presidential and governmental communications, federal TV and radio channels broadcast on the territory of Russia and most countries of the world. The company is actively involved in the implementation of priority national projects, working closely with the Russian state authorities in the field of information and telecommunication systems, communication and broadcasting. RSCC provides a full range of communications and broadcasting services using its own terrestrial engineering facilities and satellite constellation, which included modern spacecraft of "Express-AM", "Express-MD", "Express-A", "Bonum-1", and as part of the capacity of the French satellite «W4». The company's satellites provide opportunities for broadcasting organizations, including service DTH, IPTV, MPEG-4, broadband Internet, data, video conferencing, networking VSAT, organization of departmental and enterprise networks in every region of the globe. In RSCC deployed modern ground control of space vehicles, on the basis of which the management and monitoring of not only its own satellites, but also satellites «Eutelsat», «Intelsat», etc.
The company consists of five centers of Space Communications (SCC): "Dubna", "Bear Lake", "Skolkovo", "Zheleznogorsk" and "Khabarovsk", Technical Center "Shabolovka" in Moscow, as well as its own high-speed fiber-optic digital network . RSCC is subordinate to the Federal Communications Agency (FAC). www.rscc.ru
OAO "Gazprom Space Systems" — a subsidiary of OAO "Gazprom", which conducts space activities in the development and operation of telecommunication and GIS Space Systems Group companies Gazprom and other consumers. OAO "Gazprom Space Systems' built and operated a system of satellite communications and television" Yamal ". The system includes a constellation of communications satellites and ground-based space infrastructure. Currently, work is underway on the development of satellite communications and television "Yamal", as well as the creation of remote sensing system "looks". As part of the system "looks" built space monitoring center, works on the creation of orbital constellation of radar and optical observation satellites. The new spacecraft assembly facility to be built by 2017 in Schyolkovo Moscow region.