Russia To Unveil New Satellite At This Year's NATEXPO

November 10, 2005

Russia will present a model of its new communications satellite, Europe-1, at the NATEXPO 2005 exhibition November 16-19 at Moscow's Crocus City center, the Russian Space Agency said Tuesday, reports RIA Novosti.

Europe-1, which is being built by the Research and Production Association of Applied Mechanics (NPO PM), is a new-generation communications satellite designed to provide high-quality broadcasting.

NPO PM has been negotiating the construction of a new space complex, including the Europe-1 and Asia-1 satellites along with ground control facilities. The new complex, based on cutting-edge technology, would allow Russia to launch its first high-definition TV (HDTV) channel, the agency said.

There are currently only five HDTV channels in Europe.

The satellite will debut as part of the exposition of state-owned company the Russian Television and Broadcasting Network.

Copyright 2005 by Space Daily, Distributed United Press International

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