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.

Read more: A Russian military satellite may have been destroyed, US scientist said

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.

Read more: Russia’s New Attacking Anti-Satellite Plane Could Cause a Nuclear War, US Magazine Reported

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.


Follow us everywhere and at any time. BulgarianMilitary.com has responsive design and you can open the page from any computer, mobile devices or web browsers. For more up-to-date news from us, follow our YouTube, Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages. Do not miss the chance to subscribe to our newsletter. Subscribe and read our stories in News360App in AppStore or GooglePlay or in FeedlyApp in AppStore or GooglePlay

Subscribe to Google News

>>Be a reporter: Write and send your article.<<

Editorial team


Dear reader,

BulgarianMilitary.com continues to be an objective and expert source of information in defense industry, military-political relations and military conflicts around the world.

Now more than ever, we need free and independent journalism. We believe that information shouldn't be behind a paid wall and we will continue to commit to keeping it free.

We know that our readers appreciate the content of BulgarianMilitary.com. In the last year, the indicators on our page have doubled. At the same time, the support of readers in the form of recurring monthly financial contributions provides continuous support for our work, which allows us to innovate.

We are more confident than ever in our role bridging media, policy, and the public. We thank you for your support.

Your recurring monthly financial contributions help us innovate for the future. Please, consider making a recurring contribution to BulgarianMilitary.com.