Date: 11 months ago   Category: Space

"Space communication" will attract the loan for creation of two communication satellites - RIA Novosti, 8/15/2018

MOSCOW, 15 Aug — RIA Novosti. Production of two communication satellites "Express AMU3" and "Express AMU7" will cost the Russian national operator "Space communication" 72 million euros which will attract on the credit, it is spoken to Pass in the tender documentation posted on the website of state procurements.© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikov into an image bank Space communication has ordered from Roskosmos two sputnikasputnik the Information Satellite Systems company of Reshetnev" (is a part of Roskosmos), and payload – the European company Thales Alenia Space Italia will make. "Subject of the contract: opening of a non-revolving line of credit of 72 000 000,00 Euros (5 billion 488 million 740 thousand rubles at the Central Bank rate of the Russian Federation for August 15) for financing of costs of delivery of coherent payloads for spacecrafts (satellites) "Express AMU3" and "Express AMU7" — it is said in the tender documentation. The loan is planned to be repaid in 91 months. Start of the Express AMU3 and Express AMU7 satellites is planned in 2020. They are intended for full range of services of communication and broadcasting. Spacecrafts are planned to be put to orbit or on one "Protone-M", or separately on two Angara-A5 rockets. In the Federal space program for 2016-2025 it is stated that the Express AMU3 and Express AMU7 satellites had to be launched into an orbit in 2018. The fact that Space communication will order production of two new satellites became known in 2015. Since then several competitions in the choice of the producer have been held, but they were cancelled without announcement of the reasons. Now the orbital group of Space communication consists of 12 devices serving 52 countries of the world. Till 2025 the enterprise plans to put into operation five more satellites in a geostationary orbit and four in a high-elliptic orbit.



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