On April 8, 2019 in Minsk, within the framework of the XXVI International Forum on Information and Communications Technologies TIBO, the Russian satellite Communications Company and the “Precise Electromechanics Factory” Republican Production Unitary Enterprise (satellite operator “Belintersat”) signed the Cooperation Agreement.
The celebratory singing of the Agreement has gone with the attendants and the forum guests, including Konstantin Noskov the Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation and Kanstantsin Shulhan the Minister of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus. The document was signed by the General Director of RSCC Yuri Prohorov and Anatoly Vankovich the Director of the “Precise Electromechanics Factory” Republican Production Unitary Enterprise.
The Cooperation Agreement foresees the exchange of the technical information and conducting of consultations by the experts for the questions of mutual use of the capabilities of the existing satellite constellation of RSCC, also the new satellites created as part of the program for the Russian orbital satellites constellation for communication and broadcast development. In particular, the participation of Belarusian enterprise in creation of the RSCC Express AM6 space craft (in 53 ° e.l.) and transferring the used capacity from Belintersat-1 space craft by the end of its lifetime.
The “Precise Electromechanics Factory” Republican Production Unitary Enterprise plans to use the RSCC satellite constellation capacity, including the Express AM6 space craft in C-, Ku- and Ka-bands. The Parties have agreed to use the earth station infrastructure of the RSCC and the Ground Control Station of the Belintersat. Besides, the Agreement foresees creation of the cooperation between Russian and Belarusian enterprises to research and produce the design for implementing line production of the communication satellites earth stations for movable platforms.
We highly value partnership with the Belarusian colleagues in the field of satellite communication. We hope that “Precise Electromechanics Factory” scientific and technological potential and attained agreements are going to become reliable foundation for long-term cooperation between our enterprises when high-tech projects are being implemented in the interests of customers of communication satellite services at the territory of allied state and other countries, said Yuri Prohorov, General Director of the RSCC.
Signing of the Cooperation Agreement with the RSCC, the largest satellite operator not only in Russia, but also in the world, is considered a milestone for our enterprise in the development of the National System of Satellite Communication and Broadcast of the Republic of Belarus. The cooperation with the RSCC will allow to enhance the volume and the quality of the communication satellite services provided by the Belintersat, to obtain new experience in the international project implementation, nonetheless important to give a push to space field development in our country, said Anatoly Vankovich, the Director of “Precise Electromechanics Factory” Republican Production Unitary Enterprise.
The “Precise Electromechanics Factory” Republican Production Unitary Enterprise (Belintersat) was established in 2009 and currently it is an operator of the National System of Satellite Communication and Broadcast of the Republic of Belarus.
Belintersat project is a system that consists of the modern Belintersat-1 geostationary communication satellite and Belintersat Ground Control Station.
Belintersat-1 satellite was launched to the geostationary orbit at the position of 51,5 e.l. on January 15, 2016 and was equipped with 38 transferring and receiving devices (transponders), that work in C- and Ku- bands, it is calculated that lifetime is 15 years. Coverage zones cover the territory of the Europe, Africa and Asia.
Belintersat Ground Control Station comprises the Flight Control Center, the Ground Application Station (teleport), and services that provide radiofrequency equipment operation and local calculation network.
Belintersat provides services for satellite capacity rent, TV channels broadcast, VSAT-networks with the option of videoconference and remote surveillance, satellite internet, other space crafts monitoring of being loaded.
The “Precise Electromechanics Factory” Republican Production Unitary Enterprise is the executive organization for many significant governmental projects financed with the budget and its own funds of enterprise.
The “Precise Electromechanics Factory” Republican Production Unitary Enterprise is under the guidance of the State Authority for Military Industry of the Republic of Belarus.
The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) is the Russian satellite operator whose spacecraft provide a global coverage. The enterprise was found in 1967. RSCC provides a full range of communications and broadcasting services via its own satellite fleet. Coverage zones of RSCC satellite fleet are located on the geostationary orbital arc from 14 West to 145 East and cover the whole territory of Russia, the CIS, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific region, North and South America, and Australia
RSCC makes decision for government on providing presidential and governmental communication in motion, broadcast of the federal TV and radio channels on the territory of Russia and most of the other countries. The enterprise is actively participates in implementing of the prioritized national projects, it is in close touch with Russian governmental state authorities in the field of information and telecommunication system of communication and broadcast. RSCC provides full range of communication and broadcast services with the help of its own ground technical facilities and satellite constellation, that comprise modern space crafts of such models as Express AM, Express AT, Express AMU and Express A. Space crafts of the enterprise provide wide range of options for making TV and radio broadcast, broadband access to the Internet, data transfer, video conferences, making VSAT networks, making intergovernmental and corporate networks of communication in any region of the globe. RSCC has implemented up-to-date Earth station to control space crafts, on its foundation it controls and monitors not only their own satellites, but also Eutelsat satellites and so on.
RSCC includes five teleports – Satellite Communications Centers (SCC): Dubna, Bear Lakes, Skolkovo, Zheleznogorsk, Khabarovsk and the Shabolovka Technical Center in Moscow as well as its own high-speed optical-fiber digital network.
RSCC is under the guidance of Federal Agency of Communications.