In Antarctica, the year-round station "Progress" on the shore of Prydz Bay is completed, "the main antenna assembly of satellite earth station"
This was announced by the head of the Russian Antarctic Expedition (RAE) — the deputy director of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Roshydromet Valery Lukin.
Lukin said that "progress is seen as a future outpost of Russian science in the sixth continent." Satellite receiving station complex will provide television, Internet access, and will also be used to transmit data to the center of GLONASS.
Also on Progress also completed installation of a new 34-meter mast to accommodate her VHF repeater system that will cover the whole of the station, as well as radio relay systems for the transmission of information on intercontinental airfield Progress — Cape Town (South Africa).
In connection with the commissioning of a new office and residential complex scientific and began installing radio equipment. Work is also installing new automatic weather stations in the airport complex, completed preparations for the second sledge-caterpillar traverse the intercontinental Vostok station, Lukin said.
At the year-round stations of the Russian Antarctic Expedition Mirny, Novolazarevskaya, East, Bellingshausen, and seasonal bases and Youth Friendly 4-executed and planned scientific observations of wintering 56th and 57th seasonal RAE.