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Russian icebreaker in Sea of Japan receives first test signal from ISS

September 02, 2015, 17:57 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, September 2. /TASS/. Russia’s ice-breaker The Admiral Makarov has for the first time received telemetry from the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS), says the Russian Space Systems company (the manufacturer of special equipment installed on the ship).

"The successful reception of autonomous telemetric data from the ISS on rough seas confirms that the complex of measurements and data gathering and processing and the mobile ship-borne measurement complex is capable of operating in adverse conditions and far away from the base point at the Vostochny space port, currently under construction," the Russian Space Systems’ chief specialist, Igor Shalyn, said in a message to TASS.

The mobile ship-borne measuring point was deployed on the Admiral Makarov icebreaker in the Sea of Japan. As the company explained, it is to receive all data concerning launches along all routes from the Vostochny spaceport.

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