Roskosmos wants to cover the entire Earth with high-speed Internet

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2018-05-11 10:00:08

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Roskosmos wants to cover the entire Earth with high-speed Internet

The State Corporation "Rosatom" wants to create a high-grade satellite network covering the whole world. The corresponding project of the system of global high-speed access to the Internet will be presented on may 22, according to the announcement of the Corporation. Thus, Russia may create a competitor OneWeb Satellites – a joint project of Airbus and OneWeb, a European medium-altitude earth orbit system, O3b, SES supervised by the Corporation, as well as Starlink from U.S. company SpaceX, the head of which Elon Musk is. Development of the concept for a new radar satellite system conducted by the Institute.

Will appear At the presentation General Director of «Roskosmos» Igor Komarov. Its moderator will be the Executive Director of business development and commercialization Corporation Anton Zhiganov.

"the project for establishment of national system coverage of Land with high-speed Internet access and provide a continuous channel of communication for unmanned vehicles, «Internet of things» and secure data transfer", — stated in the announcement.

According to Zhiganov, the project of Roskosmos will be able to Supplement the OneWeb system will be the next stage in the development of space communication systems Russia. The expert stressed that creating a national system for the Internet, "Roskosmos" does not refuse from further cooperation with international partners on OneWeb.

As it became known from different sources, it is a project of the global multi-information satellite systems (HMISS). Initially, the initiative of creation of the system belongs to the company "Russian space systems".

According to earlier reports, on the implementation of the project up to 2020 would require 299 billion. To address the issue until June 2018 should be a consortium with participation of Roskosmos, the Russian Vneshekonombank and other organizations. The first phase of development work with the development and production of prototypes of the system components should be completed by the end of 2020.

British OneWeb system will be built on 672 satellites, located in two circular orbits (800 and 950 kilometers). In addition, we plan to build the gateway station, which will distribute the Internet in serviced areas. Initially it is planned to build 50 stations. In the future, they should be placed at a distance of about 2500 kilometers from each other around the world.

For making satellites (including a reserve, it is planned to produce about 900 spacecraft), the payment of launch services and the construction of the ground term and the centre management company OneWeb LLC plans to raise up to three billion dollars of private capital and has already enlisted the support of many influential corporations.

In Addition to OneWeb, actively implemented the competing projects. For example, the Soyuz rockets from Kourou three times already in orbit four satellites of the O3b MEO constellation system. They are also designed to provide high-speed Internet. It is a European system, supervised by the SES Corporation. According to the plan of the program, the next start is scheduled for 2019. The cost of the O3b system is estimated at one billion dollars.

Of Course, it is worth mentioning Starlink – owned company SpaceX project high speed satellite Internet. Its actual implementation began February 22, 2018: with the help of the carrier rocket Falcon 9 into orbit was derived two test satellites — Tintin-Tintin A and-B. In General, the company Elon musk is going to launch . The company estimated the cost of the project Starlink ten billion dollars, but third-party experts feel these figures are too optimistic.

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