Russian competitor Starlink will start working by 2030


The orbital constellation of the Sphere system, consisting of about 600 satellites, will be formed by 2030. The magazine "Russian space" (the official publication of "Roskosmos") writes about this.


The material says that the domestic analogue of the Starlink and OneWeb projects will functionally differ favorably from its competitors. The latter are aimed exclusively at transmitting large amounts of information and solving communication problems.

At the same time, experts believe that in some cases, the consumer will not need expensive broadband Internet. Sometimes the user just needs to get data from the meters in a country house or send a signal about the need for urgent assistance.

In addition, it has recently become is knownthat the Starlink hardware cost is $ 499. The publication claims that Sphere's user terminals will be cheaper and more compact.

Let us remind you that the Sphere project is a revised version of the Era communication system previously announced by Roscosmos. The new orbital constellation will number about 600 satellites (it was originally planned to withdraw 288 vehicles). According to the latest data, the project will cost 350 billion rubles. According to the director of promising programs of Roscosmos, Sergei Prokhorov, the appropriate investors have already been found.
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  1. steelmaker Online steelmaker
    steelmaker 6 November 2020 14: 39
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    2030 is already warmer. Usually 15 year plans are indicated. Although closer to this year, plans may be adjusted.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 November 2020 20: 40
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    Khoja Nasretdin's rule!
    He also asked for exactly 10 years, according to one version !!! (20 on the other)
  3. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 7 November 2020 02: 58
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    According to the latest data, the cost of the project is 1.5 trillion rubles. That's more than Starlink and OneWeb combined.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 7 November 2020 11: 13
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      According to the latest data, the cost of the project is 1.5 trillion rubles. That's more than Starlink and OneWeb combined.

      Where can I see the details of this "latest data"?
      Before comparing, you need to see what exactly is included in the price.
      Last year they said:

      Sphere is a modified version of the Efir global satellite communications system presented by Roscosmos in May 2018. According to the original plans, and she was supposed to enter 288 satellites in orbit at an altitude of 879 km, providing signal coverage of the entire surface of the planet. The project cost was estimated at 299 billion rubles by 2020, which was planned to be found from extra-budgetary sources.

      This is already like this:

      According to the calculations of the state corporation, in ten years the Sphere grouping should include 638 spacecraft. Of them 334 - communication satellites, there will also be more 55 navigation satellites и 249 remote sensing devices Of the Earth.

      I think for a correct comparison you need to have reliable data because the creation of all missiles will require 324,72 billion rubles, almost 1 trillion. on the satellites themselves as it is expensive. Apparently, according to the old tradition, the construction of the cosmodrome and much more was also included in the total cost.
      1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
        Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 7 November 2020 16: 36
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        Quote: 123
        Where can I see the details of this "latest data"?

        https://yandex.ru/turbo/fontanka.ru/s/2020/11/06/69531157/

        It is not entirely clear what the country will receive for this money. Whatever happens in this Sphere, Starlink and OneWeb are private investments, and they take for the sphere from the taxpayer's pocket.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 7 November 2020 21: 16
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          Thanks of course, but there are no special details on the link.

          It is not entirely clear what the country will receive for this money.

          Here I am about the same yes What exactly is included in the system is not yet clear, conclusions are premature.

          Whatever happens in this Sphere, Starlink and OneWeb are private investments, and they take for the sphere from the taxpayer's pocket.

          Yeah drop it laughing The military component of Starlink was developed and will be operated free of charge, that is, for free? Is Musk so altruistic? winked All these private investors gnaw the American budget like beavers on an aspen laughing In both cases, public and private investments are assumed. And they will somehow beat off investments, they will tear money from the same taxpayers and from the budget.
          And that the bourgeoisie we have no initiative agree, they do not itch. Apparently your dream of progressive capitalists will not come true No. , well, they do not take root in our climate in any way request Apparently we need to get rid of them.