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Russia Develops New Heavy-Class Communications Satellite

Sputnik News

19:08 28.03.2016(updated 19:23 28.03.2016)

A new Blagovest heavy-class communications satellite is being developed by Russia's Information Satellite Systems - Reshetnev Company, the enterprise's corporate newspaper reported Monday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At present, the satellite is being prepared for the next stage of testing, to check its radio performance.

"Work on a new telecommunications satellite is ongoing in the workshops of the Reshetnev Company. It is a Blagovest heavy-class satellite," an article in the publication reads.

The satellite is due to work in a geostationary orbit for at least 15 years. It is based on the Ekspress-2000 satellite platform.

The satellite is designed for high-speed data transmission. It will provide consumers with telephone and video conferencing, as well as granting access to broadband Internet.


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