In the next two years, the authorities can spend 299 billion rubles on the system.
Roskosmos will present its project to create a global satellite Internet. In February 2018, a similar foreign project OneWeb did not receive a work permit in Russia. Information on the plans of Roskosmos appeared on the website of the state company.
The project is to be presented on May 22, 2018, representatives of “the largest Russian companies, government authorities of the Russian Federation, financial and banking sector organizations, development institutions” were invited to the presentation.
Participants of the presentation will be presented the project of creating a national system for covering the Earth’s territory with high-speed Internet access and providing a continuous communication channel for unmanned vehicles, the Internet of things and secure data transmission.
Technical aspects of the system are not disclosed. Apparently, it is a project of the Global Multifunctional Information Satellite System (GMISS), which was first mentioned in the program “Digital Economy” in 2017.
According to “RBC”, the authorities were going to spend 299 billion rubles for its implementation by 2020. It is known that the system will be hybrid and will be able to provide both Internet and cellular communications.
Vnesheconombank is one of the participants in the project who will have to evaluate the project and take a decision on financing. The source of “RBC” noted that the idea of the system belongs to Roskosmos.
In June 2017, a subsidiary of Roskosmos announced the creation of a joint venture with the British company OneWeb, which also plans to create a global satellite Internet. The Russian side had to deal with the sale of OneWeb resources in the country.
However, in April 2018, a foreign company received from Roskomnadzor a refusal to use frequencies to create a satellite Internet in Russia. According to RBC sources, Roskosmos conceived the idea of creating a full-fledged clone of OneWeb.
Earlier it became known that the Ministry of Defense would be able to jam the satellite Internet on the territory of Russia, if its operators do not have the appropriate permits from the authorities.
In February 2018, SpaceX Ilona Mask launched the first test satellites of her project to create a satellite Internet Starlink. In March, the company’s plan was approved by the US Federal Communications Commission.