A Russian military satellite received new protection of interception

MOSCOW, (BM) – The Avtomatika concern of the Rostec state corporation has created a device for protecting data transmitted from the ground to the Meridian spacecraft launched on February 20 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, the Rostec press service reports, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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The hardware-software complex integrated into the spacecraft equipment provides data encryption and decoding. The corresponding equipment is also installed at ground control stations, points of reception and transmission and data processing.

“The installation of such equipment on spacecraft allows you to reliably protect data transmitted to the Meridian from the ground, as well as prevent the interception of control of the device. The development is completely domestic, which guarantees the absence of bookmarks and other undocumented functions,” said the executive director Rostec “Oleg Yevtushenko, whose words are quoted by the press service of the state corporation.

On February 20 this year, the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle launched the Meridian-M communications satellite into orbit from the Plesetsk launch site in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry.

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The device is designed to provide communication between sea vessels and ice reconnaissance aircraft in the area of ​​the Northern Sea Route with coastal and ground stations. On-board satellite systems operate normally.

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