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Russia to open remote sensing data gathering center in Antarctica

December 04, 20:46 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The Antarctic center of the government-run corporation Roscosmos has been deployed in accordance with Russia’s federal space program for 2016-2025

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MOSCOW, December 4. /TASS/. The holding company Russian Space Systems will open a ground center in the Antarctic for gathering and processing data from remote sensing satellites in February 2019, as follows from the company’s news release issued on Tuesday. The information will be transmitted from the analytical center to any point on the globe.

The research ship The Akademik Fyodorov delivered the equipment for the data processing center on November 7. The facility will be controlled either on site from a remote working place at the wintering party’s base and also from Russia via satellite.

The Antarctic center of the government-run corporation Roscosmos has been deployed in accordance with Russia’s federal space program for 2016-2025, which envisages creation of an integral information system of remote sensing of the Earth. The system’s full-scale operation began in 2016. It consists of centers scattered over the whole territory of Russia. The system ensures the centers’ cooperation with the cluster of remote sensing satellites, plans remote sensing, gathers and processes data and provides information to the end users.

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