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Ksenia Drozdova re-elected as Chair of Operations Committee of Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications

 

According to the resolution of the Operations Committee of Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications, Ksenia Drozdova, Deputy Director General for Business Development of Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), was re-elected as its Chair.

Her terms of office will continue for 3 years, starting from June 15, 2020.

Intersputnik’s Operations Committee reviews and expeditiously makes decisions pertaining the Organization’s activities. The Operations Committee consists of 25 members, the communications organizations appointed by the member states of Intersputnik. The Organization operates the international satellite communications system, provides the frequency and energy resource through the geostationary orbit telecommunications satellites to the telecoms providers and corporate users, and offers a full package of services related to creation and using the satellite network. In the context of the long-term cooperation with the Russian Satellite Communications Company, Intersputnik provides services to its customers using the Express series satellites.

 

Intersputnik was established in 1971 under the Agreement on Establishment of the International System and Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications. It is an international organization headquartered in Moscow. The Organization’s objective is to promote the strengthening and development of economic, scientific and cultural relations through communication, radio- and TV broadcasting via the artificial satellites orbiting the Earth, and to ensure the cooperation and coordination of efforts between the member states to design, create, operate and develop the international satellite communications system.  A government of any state sharing the principles of the Organization can become a member of Intersputnik.  Intersputnik currently consists of 26 member states.

Intersputnik operates the international satellite communications system, provides the frequency and energy resource through the geostationary orbit telecommunications satellites of various satellite systems to the telecoms providers and corporate users, and offers a full package of services related to creation and using the satellite network via its subsidiary Isatel.

In the context of the long-term cooperation with the Russian Satellite Communications Company, Intersputnik provides services to its customers using the Express series satellites. The Organization is an official distributor of satellite resources and services of the European satellite operator Eutelsat. It markets and sells the satellite capacity of such operators as ABS, Intelsat, Gazprom Space Systems, Azercosmos, and cooperates with other regional and domestic satellite communication providers.

Being an intergovernmental organization, Intersputnik released its own orbit frequency resource in some positions of the geostationary orbit, which is used to implement the projects of new satellite communication systems together with interested partners.