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RSCC, Hughes Officials Detail Stressful Express-AM6 Recovery Mission

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This article was originally published on satellitetoday.com

In March, Russian state satellite operator RSCC announced that it was disconnecting the Ka-band transponders on its Express-AM6 satellite due to degradation of the spacecraft. The satellite originally entered service in 2015.

RSCC employed the help of Hughes Network Systems in installing gateway equipment on the RSCC/Eutelsat AMU1 satellite so that it could start transitioning AM6 customers to new spacecraft. And, the partners worked under a brutally short deadline, which was cut even shorter by the (at the time) oncoming COVID-19 pandemic.

RSCC Deputy General of Development and Telecommunications System Operations Evgeny Buydinov joined Hughes Network Systems’ Regional Director of Russia & CIS Business Konstantin Lanin for a brief interview with Via Satellite to discuss how the two partners worked remotely to fix a satellite under extreme circumstances.

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