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The Russian segment of the ISS got access to its Internet channel

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The Russian segment of the ISS got access to its Internet channel
Russian segment of the International Space Station connected to its broadband satellite communications channel. Now astronauts don’t have to use U.S. channels.
As RSC Energia noted, all these years Russian cosmonauts have been able to communicate with Earth only during the ISS flight over the country’s territory. The rest of the time, if necessary, they used U.S. communications.
"Now we are not dependent on our colleagues and their American segment, " said Konstantin Shadrin, director of Roscosmos’ digital development department. According to the video, on one 92-minute rotation of the ISS around the Earth, communication is established twice each for half an hour through domestic Luch repeater satellites. So far, two spacecraft are involved in communication.
"In the near future we plan to connect a third one as well. In this way we will try to implement almost the entire coil, except for some time, " says Igor Brodsky, head of the Center for Onboard and Ground-Based Radio Systems.
In the future, communication with Earth is planned to be provided around the clock.
In November 2019, equipment to provide a broadband channel via Ray-5 repeater satellites was delivered to the ISS. At that time, it was specified that the speed in the channel would be up to 105 megabits per second.
Tests of the system took place in May 2020. On July 1, Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin promised that communications would be launched on the Russian segment of the ISS by the end of the year.
The total orbital constellation of the Luch repeater satellites includes three satellites – Luch-5A, Luch-5B, and Luch-5B. The Luch-5VM is scheduled for launch in 2024.
The ISS is scheduled to operate until the end of 2024. Then the object will begin to be prepared for de-orbiting. At the same time, the Russian segment will be undocked from the ISS and will continue to function as a separate station.
Internet access appeared on the ISS in 2010. Communication is performed in Ku-band with the help of the TRDS constellation system of satellites in geosynchronous orbit. Data can reach Earth at up to 300 megabits per second.

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