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Eutelsat questioned on Russian involvement

The former prime minister of Estonia, Andrus Ansip, currently a member of the European Parliament and a former vice-president of the European Commission, has written to Eutelsat and asks it to explain its position over Russian revenues, and the shareholding in Eutelsat held by Russia’s own satellite operator. Ansip also questions why Eutelsat is pursuing […]

October 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat confirms Russian satellite status

Eutelsat has released its Consolidated Financial Statement saying that, as at June 30th (the end of its financial year), some 6.7 per cent of its revenues were “exposed” to Russian customers. “The Group had no significant exposure to Ukraine in terms of revenues. The Group also leases capacity on four satellites owned by the Russian […]

October 6, 2022By Chris Forrester

AM3 and Star One C1 to graveyard orbits

Russia’s Express AM3 (officially Экспресс-АМ3/Ekspress-AM3) communications satellite has been moved to a ‘graveyard’ high orbit and safely away from the normal orbital heights of fellow-geostationary satellites. The craft was operated by Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC). Express AM3 was built by Information Satellite Systems Reshetnev (NPO PM) for Kosmicheskaya Svyaz. The communications payload was built […]

June 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Bank: Concerns for Eutelsat over Russian exposure

A report from Berenberg on Eutelsat’s current position does not make the best reading. The investment bank says that Eutelsat’s share price has underperformed when compared to SES and unlikely to improve given new CEO Eva Berneke’s statement that Eutelsat’s planned return to growth in 2022-2023 was no longer achievable. Blunt though the bank’s opinion […]

June 12, 2022

Russia’s Express AM-3 satellite goes to graveyard

According to observation data from Johnathan McDowell, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, the orbit for a Russian DTH satellite has been raised to a ‘graveyard’ orbit. Express (Ekspress) AM-3, once transmitting what is described as ‘civilian’ television signalsand launched in June 2005, has been shifted from a standard geostationary orbit at about 35,786 kms […]

April 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

RSCC enters Brazil’s TV market

The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and service provider Romantis Brazil have started broadcasting the TV Difusora channel in the state of Maranhao in northeastern Brazil. In the urban and rural areas of the state with a population of over three million, television broadcasting is delivered via the Express-AM8 satellite, which is located at 14 […]

August 26, 2021

Express-AM33 satellite has logged almost 32m km after changing orbital slot

Specialists of the Ops Dept of the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) orbital constellation have completed the translation of the Express-AM33 satellite from the orbital position of 96.5° E to the 11° W slot. To translate the Express-AM33 to the required position, the satellite had made 120 orbits around the Earth at an altitude of […]

August 17, 2021

Intersputnik, RSCC sign cooperation agreement

The Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications (Intersputnik) and Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) have signed an Agreement on Cooperation in Using Frequency Assignments in the Geostationary Orbit and Other Satellite Orbits for the Implementation of the Project on the Joint Use of Satellite Capacity. As decided by the joint 49th session of the Board […]

July 14, 2021

RSCC’s Drozdova named Director General of Intersputnik IOSC

Ksenia Drozdova, Deputy Director General for Business Development of Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), was elected Director General of the Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications (IOSC). The decision was passed at the joint 49th session of the Board and 23rd session of the Operations Committee of the Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications (Intersputnik […]

May 24, 2021

RSCC’s Express-103 satellite enters service

The Express-103 spacecraft has been put into operation, joining the orbital constellation of Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) at 96.5 ° E. All in-orbit flight tests of the service systems module and the payload of Express-103 satellite were carried out in full and with positive results. The new communication satellite is designed to provide digital […]

March 26, 2021