Photo: press-service of defense of the Russian Federation / RIA Novosti
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has approved the allocation of a project to create a global system of satellite Internet Sphere as a target program. About this informed the head of state Corporation “Rosatom” Dmitry Rogozin, owned by the family Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti”.
“Today Russia has dozens and dozens of civilian satellites satellites defense value, and we need 640 of satellites that will create the optimal grouping for earth remote sensing, providing the perfect remote communication system throughout our country. In fact, it is a revision of approaches to the formation of our orbital grouping. Our country is the largest in the territory, there are hard-to-reach places — is physically not enough fiber and power lines. Russia in space will link the country,” he explained.
Rogozin also noted that the deployment of the group “we need to build a new factory, it is necessary to create manufacture of the circuitry for space applications part type with the 22 nanometers — it was a small apparatus, not such mugs as they were before. We felt that we can do it”. Also, according to him, the launch of such satellites would require at least 25 missiles “Angara” that “will solve financial problems connected with the Center Khrunichev”.
In may, Roskosmos, announced the Russian project satellite Internet “Ether”, which aims to compete with OneWeb systems and Starlink. Such a program is that you can deploy by 2025 constellation of 288 satellites with orbit altitude of 870 kilometers, will require an investment of 300 billion rubles. Later in Roscosmos said that the new program “Scope” is a modified version of the “Ether.”
To date, the Russian orbital group of civil and military spacecraft has 143 satellite.
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