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The Russian Segment Of The Iss Will Have Its Internet By The End Of 2020

The Russian Segment Of The Iss Will Have Its Internet By The End Of 2020

The Russian segment of the International space station (ISS) will receive independent broadband Internet by the end of the year, according to the announcement in the CEC made by the Director-General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin.

"We have now launched a new spacecraft "Luch." By the end of this year, Russian broadband will be deployed," Rogozin said.

According to the head of Roscosmos, independence in this matter will be ensured, " there will be its broadband connection, the Russian Internet under our full control."

The CEO of the state Corporation stressed that there has always been a division in which some processes were provided by Russia, and others by the United States. For example, Russian specialists were responsible for correcting the station's orbit, while American specialists were responsible for providing communications. "The ISS is a single body, but still on such a sensitive issue as voting, we will switch to the technologies that the CEC is currently introducing, such as electronic voting," Rogozin said.

As the head of Roscosmos clarified, now attempts are being made to protect outer space from politics, the Russian Federation maintains partnership relations in the space industry with the European Union and the United States, but "the General world policy affects these relations."

On Tuesday, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, who is now onboard the ISS, voted online from the station for the first time in history. The American Internet was used for this purpose.

Testing a new communication system

Earlier, cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov said that he tested a Russian broadband communication system on the ISS. According to him, the Russian segment of the station will be able to transmit large packets of telemetry information independently of its American counterparts.

Currently, the American TDRS system is used for communication with the is transmitted using satellites of the same name located in geostationary orbit.

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