The Russian segment of the International Space Station will receive independent broadband Internet by the end of the year, TASS reported.
Currently, to communicate with the ISS, the American TDRS system is used, the data in which are transmitted using satellites of the same name located in geostationary orbit. According to the cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, the Russian segment of the station will be able to transmit large packets of telemetric information regardless of its American counterparts.
The general director of the state space corporation (Roscosmos), Dmitry Rogozin, emphasized that there has always been a division, within which some processes were provided particularly by Russia. It is noted that to date, a new Luch spacecraft have been launched in the ISS, which will help in introducing the innovation.