Russia has provided astronauts to the ISS, private Internet, saving them from having to use the channel of communication of the United States. This was stated in the rocket-space Corporation (RKK) “Energy”. It noted that the astronauts will be able to fully bilateral communication with the Ground, which increases the possibility of communication.
For one revolution of the ISS (92 minutes) the connection is established twice for about half an hour. Soon the two existing satellites is planned to add a third – this will ensure virtually uninterrupted communication – with the exception of the technical pauses.
Earlier, the astronauts on the ISS could use a private connection only flying over the territory of Russia, and the rest of the time was used by the American channel.
By the way, earlier the Russian space Agency has announced a new world speed record flight to the International space station. This is stated in the official account space Corporation on Twitter. It is noted that since the launch vehicle from the Baikonur cosmodrome to his touch, the ISS passed 3 hours, 18 minutes and 31 seconds.
Record set space ship "Progress MS-15", which on Thursday successfully docked to the ISS. The previous record was set on a cargo ship "Progress MS-14" in April of this year. His flight to the ISS lasted 3 hours 20 minutes 15 seconds.