Russian company ‘retires’ its oldest communications satellite


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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian company Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), one of the world’s largest in the satellite sector, announced the withdrawal of its Express-A4 satellite after 18 years of activity, the oldest on its network.

The satellite was launched into space in 2002 and to date was the oldest in the company’s fleet of devices.
The company, which provides telecommunications and Internet connectivity services to more than fifty countries on the five continents, currently has ten satellites in geostationary orbit.
The launch of the satellites is scheduled for May Express-80 Y Express-103.

The company also plans to place the Express-AMU3 and Express-AMU7 devices in space in 2021.


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