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OneWeb to take fleet to 218 craft in orbit

Arianespace is due to use a Soyuz rocket on May 27th from Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome to launch an additional 36 OnWeb Low Earth orbit satellites into its existing constellation. The launch will take OneWeb’s fleet to 218 craft. The satellites will go into a near-Polar orbit at an altitude of 450 kms and the Arianespace […]

May 25, 2021By Chris Forrester

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

MediaPaedia Broadcast launches Russian feed for Extreme Sports Network

MediaPaedia Broadcast, the channel operations company that helps broadcasters launch, run and monetise their TV channels effectively, has launched a dedicated Russian feed for Extreme Sports Network. Extreme Sports Network broadcasts in over sixty countries and covers extreme and adventure sports and lifestyle content; including surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, motocross, BMX, mountain biking, FMX, music, […]

April 9, 2021

Analyst: E Europe to add 6m digital pay-TV subs

Eastern Europe will lose nearly 5 million pay-TV subscribers between 2020 and 2026 to take the total to 78.18 million, but the number of digital pay-TV subscribers will increase by nearly 6 million between 2020 and 2026 to 76 million, according to  the Eastern Europe Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research […]

March 26, 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

RSCC’s Express-80 open for business

The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) says its Express-80 communications and broadcasting satellite is now working on station. The satellite was launched last July from Baikonur in Kazakhstan. The satellite occupies RSCC’s orbital slot at 80° E. The Express-80 post-launch flight tests were carried out with positive results. Express 80 provides fixed and mobile services; […]

March 23, 2021By Chris Forrester

Russia threatens Starlink and OneWeb users

Reports out of Moscow state that Russia’s lower house of parliament (Duma) has legislated penalties for any citizen using Elon Musk’s Starlink or the UK/India-backed OneWeb low Earth orbiting satellite systems. Neither company currently has users in Russia. Russia is reportedly working on ‘Sphere’ (Сфера, in Russian), its own mega-constellation of satellites. But the probable […]

January 20, 2021

TNT launches on Freeview

Gazprom Media Entertainment TV’s flag ship Russian channe,l TNT-International, has expanded its audience in the UK via free-to-air Channelbox on Freeview 271. There are over 300,000 Russian speakers living in the UK and TNT-International  became the first free-to-air Russian channel launched on on the UK Freeview platform. Channelbox is a multi-channel OTT platform available on […]

November 19, 2020

GSMA: Russia 5G faster with international safety guidelines

5G is expected to account for almost 20 per cent of connections in the Russia Federation by 2025 according to GSMA Intelligence. But, the rollout would be faster and cheaper, if the government adopted international safety guidelines for radio spectrum, according to a study released by GSMA. The Russian Federal Government is rolling out its […]

November 13, 2020

OneWeb satellites arrive in Russia

OneWeb, which should be emerging from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early December, has shipped a batch of satellites to the Russian launch site at the Vostochny Cosmodrome, in Russia’s Far East. Vostochny, which means ‘Eastern’ in Russian, is Russia’s second spaceport and designed to take the launch pressure from its main rocket site at […]

November 5, 2020