New satellite data reception center to open in Antarctica by Russian space agency


November 14, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

MOSCOW, Russia – The Section Head of the Roscosmos Automated Space Systems Department Valery Zaichko revealed on Monday that Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos plans to open a center in the Antarctic by 2019 to receive data from Earth’s remote sensing satellites.

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“As of today, 11 large centers [for satellite data reception] are operational on the territory of the whole country,” Zaichko said at a Moscow conference on the Earth’s remote sensing. 

“This year and next year, we will complete the creation of centers. These are two new centers in Anadyr and Dudinka (jointly with Russia’s Emergencies Ministry). Besides, there are plans to open a center at the Progress station in the Antarctic,” he continued.

“Next year, equipment will be delivered so that we can launch the center into operation in late 2018 or early 2019,” the Roscosmos official said.

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