Sputniks launches control complex for private microsatellites in downtown Moscow

Sputniks launches control complex for private microsatellites in downtown MoscowSputniks, a private Russian aerospace systems developer, has launched in Moscow its ground-based data reception and microsatellite control complex

Sputniks (Satellite Innovation Space Systems), a private Russian aerospace systems developer and resident of Skolkovo?s space and IT cluster, has launched in Moscow its ground-based data reception and microsatellite control complex. At the moment, the complex is being tested when receiving signals from third-party satellites, the Skolkovo Foundation website reported. The system, designed to serve Sputniks-manufactured microsatellites, is located next to Berezhkovskaya Embankment in downtown Moscow and is equipped with a transceiving ultrashort wavelength antenna mounted on the roof of an office building. At the moment, the project team is receiving test telemetry from foreign spacecraft, most of which are what?s referred to as ?radio amateur satellites,? the spacecraft that emit data signals to amateur radio communication users across the globe. Sputniks has plans to soon launch in orbit its own inaugural satellite and enable radio signal senders from all over the world to connect to it, and receive its telemetry. Satellite Innovation Space Systems is one of Russia?s first private companies specializing in developing systems for small spacecraft, microsatellite platforms, and ground-based infrastructure for data reception and satellite control...