The spacecraft is intended to provide fixed and mobile services; digital TV and radio broadcasting; high-speed Internet access, as well as data transmission across the Russian Federation and abroad.
Yuri Prokhorov, RSCC Acting General Director, said: "The orbital slot of the Express-80 spacecraft at 80° E east longitude. i.e. over the very center of Russia, makes it possible to provide state-of-the-art and reliable communications and broadcasting services to users almost anywhere in our country. With the launch of the new satellite, we are offering the market fundamentally new products that are in high demand on the market today: packet digital broadcasting, Internet access on the move, distance education and telemedicine.”
The Express-80 spacecraft was launched into geostationary orbit from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 31, 2020. The satellite was manufactured by the leading Russian enterprise in the rocket and space industry - JSC ISS Reshetnev Company in collaboration with its European partner, Thales Alenia Space. The Express-80 spacecraft service life is 15 years.
Russian Satellite Communication Company (RSCC) is the Russian GEO satellite operator with global coverage. RSCC provides a full range of communications and broadcasting services via its own terrestrial telecom facilities and satellite constellation, which consist of modern Express, Express-AM, Express-AT, Express-AMU type satellites; e.g. video distribution and contribution, DTH, DSNG, broadband Internet access, IP trunking and cellular backhaul, maritime mobility, SCADA, enterprise networks connectivity and other. The company operates various regional satellite TV distribution networks and corporate VSAT networks for fixed and mobility customers. RSCC satellites provide unique coverage and connectivity throughout EMEA, Latin America and Asia
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