RSCC commissions eastern Ka-band platform

Russian satellite operator RSCC has commissioned the eastern segment of its satellite high-speed internet system (SHSIS) using Ka-band capacity on an Express satellite at 140° East, the first time that satellite-supported communications in the Ka-band have been provided using the capacity of a Russian-built spacecraft. The deployment, using a central switching exchange and antenna farm […]

RSCC to launch broadcast satellite next month

The Russia Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) is due to launch its Express AM7 satellite on March 19, 2015, after it was delivered to Baikonur in Kazakhstan last week. Express AM7 was manufactured by Airbus DS and is due to launch next month on a Proton-M/Breeze-M rocket. The satellite carries up to 80 transponders in the […]

RSCC and Romantis launch new DTH platform for Africa

Russian satellite operator Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and Germany-based satellite capacity reseller Romantis are set to provide new video services in the African region. The pair are creating a new DTH TV-platform for Africa that will let current and new broadcasters launch and promote national and regional TV programs across the continent. This project […]

Key Russian Express-AM6 satellite successfully launched

Russia’s Express-AM6 satellite has successfully been launched on board a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The satellite will be deployed into geostationary orbit at 53 ° East, from where it will provide coverage of European Russia, the Urals and Western Siberia as well as the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Express-AM6 was […]

Satellite internet subscribers in Russia pass 5,000

More than 5,000 Russians now access subscribe to Ka-band satellite internet access, with a “mass market” for satellite broadband services emerging in the country, according to the Russian Satellite Communication Company (RSCC). The Russian state satellite operator currently offers internet services in the European part of Russia using its Ka-Sat satellite at 9° East, but […]

Russia’s RSCC launches two new TV satellites

The Russian Satellite Communication Company (RSCC) has successfully launched two new communications and broadcasting satellites – Express-AT1 and Express-AT2. АТ1 and АТ2 will be deployed in geostationary orbits at 56˚E and 140˚E, respectively, and will provide direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) TV services to users across Russia. “The launch of the Express-AT1 and Express-AT2 DBS satellites is […]

Eutelsat strikes new deals with RSCC, Tricolor TV

Satellite operator Eutelsat has struck a new 15-year deal witih Russian satellite operator RSCC to lease 19 Ku-band transponders on the forthcoming Express-AT1 satellite to serve the Russian market. Express-AT1 is due to launch at the end of this year and will be placed at 56° East. Eutelsat previously signed deals to lease capacity at […]

Eutelsat and RSCC partner with Astrium for Russian satellite

Eutelsat Communications and RSCC (the Russian Satellite Communications Company) have selected Astrium to build its Express-AMU1/Eutelsat 36C satellite. Due to launch in 2015, the new satellite will provide follow-on and expansion capacity for the Eutelsat 36A broadcast satellite operating at 36° East. The high-capacity satellite will include up to 70 transponders and is designed to […]

RSCC chooses Irdeto

Russian satellite operator RSCC has chosen conditional access provider Irdeto to secure the content of the commercial TV channels distributed via RSCC satellites. “The most advanced information security technologies comprise the basis for protecting investments in mass media, said Sergey Plotnikov, director of the infocommunication technologies and multimedia services department, RSCC. “An important aspect of the […]

Eutelsat to lease future RSCC capacity

Russian satellite operator RSCC and Eutelsat have announced an agreement that will see Eutelsat lease capacity for broadcasting and IP services on two RSCC satellites to be launched in 2013 and 2015. The contracts for Eutelsat’s two 15-year leases are valued at approximately €300 million. Sate-owned RSCC’s satellite expansion plans include Express-AT2 that will be […]