Sole operator of ROSCOSMOS State Space Corporation for communication and relaying satellite systems

The first online broadcasting via Loutch system

The first online broadcasting via Loutch system
The first online broadcasting via Loutch system

Today, December 15 OJSC "Satellite system "Gonets" conducted an online broadcast of manned space launch vehicle "Soyuz-FG" with the transport ship "Soyuz TMA-19M" from the Baikonur cosmodrome via the Multifunctional space system relay (MCR) "Beam", which operator is.

"Thanks to its own development of the Russian space Agency could provide a link from any Russian cosmodrome and not to depend on any other communication system," — said the President of the company D. V. Bakanov, who watched the launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Wireless network were organized at the observation point (UI-1, PL. 18), 800 metres from the tee. Leadership, space industry professionals, relatives of the astronauts and members of the media could directly on the spot in a free access to the Internet.

MXR Luch is designed to provide communications between the Russian segment of the ISS, low earth orbit satellites, carrier rockets and upper stages with ground stations. Read more about the "Beam" can be found here.

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Equipment of  relaying system  "Loutch" at the Baikonur cosmodrome