A private international Space company CommStar Communications is going to launch into space the first commercial satellite repeater. The apparatus is designed to secure data transmission between the Moon and Earth. The launch will take place no later than 2023.
Communication in space at large distances is complicated by the attenuation due to the scattering of waves in space. Even in the XXI century “reach out” to the moon difficult. The signal must overcome to 384, 5 thousand km. It requires powerful and expensive equipment, according to the official website of the company.
Today in Earth orbit has a number of transponders, including the Russian “Luch”. However, all of these objects belong to state structures.
Earlier, the head of the state Corporation “Rosatom” Dmitry Rogozin announced that testing of heavy missiles and the landing of Russian cosmonauts to the moon will take place after 2028. He added that the flight to the satellite will allow to study new technologies landing on asteroids and other celestial bodies. The head of Roscosmos noted that Loon can be a source of minerals and materials.
Earlier NEWS.ru wrote that Russia will have to use a spacecraft from SpaceX to deliver astronauts to the ISS. “Unions” will be economically disadvantageous, because the US will cease to pay for the delivery of its astronauts. In an interview with Forbes said the representative of the National office for Aeronautics and space research (NASA) USA Stephanie Shierholz.