Russia will create a powerful secret satellite communications

Russia plans to create a powerful infrastructure personal space communications, which will be capable of providing global coverage and full confidentiality of communications, according to the newspaper “Izvestia”. It is assumed that the Ellipse will be designed to meet the objectives of the government and the military. The complex will comprise four satellites, which will be equipped with on-Board relays and equipment for air traffic control. The project budget is 65,6 billion rubles ($1.8 billion). The project must be implemented in the coming decade.
Russia will create a powerful secret satellite communications
Plans to create low-orbit multifunction system, satellite communication and data transmission based on the spacecraft for a new generation of “Gonets-M1” and “Messenger-M2” described in the project of the Federal space program (BFC) for 2016-2025. The customer space complex “Ellipse” are the Ministry of defense and Roscosmos.
The creators of the project it is expected that by 2020, the system capacity will reach 80 gigabits, and by 2025 – 120 gigabits, which will serve up to a million high-speed subscriber terminals simultaneously.

Today in Russia the system of confidential satellite links are provided by geostationary satellites broadcast: launch spacecraft “Express” and AMU provide opportunity for communication over secure lines, in particular, to ensure the communications of heads of state. But the low reliability of the rocket, due to which these devices often do not reach orbit, and short service life of the apparatus can not guarantee the reliability and stability of secure communication channels.

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