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MXR Luch at the launch of the WPK "Soyuz MS-07"
MXR Luch at the launch of the WPK "Soyuz MS-07"

MXR "Luch" successfully completed the complex task during the launch of the transport manned spacecraft (WPK) "Soyuz MS-07" - provided the transfer of telemetry information (TMI) and Internet access to individuals attending the launch vehicle (LV) "Soyuz – FG" with TPK and crew on Board at the Baikonur cosmodrome.

LV "Soyuz – FG" with TPK "Soyuz MS-07" and the members of the expedition crew ISS-54/55 – cosmonaut Roskosmos Anton by shkaplerov, NASA astronauts Scott Tingle and JAXA Norishige Kanai on Board was successfully launched on December 17 at 10:21 MSK from the platform №1 of Baikonur cosmodrome.

Since the separation of the "Union" prior to its docking with the ISS successfully held seventeen sessions relay. In performing the responsible task of ensuring the transfer of TMI with TPK "Soyuz MS-07" peaked spacecraft "Luch-5A" and "Luch-5B".


In turn, the relay channel of the spacecraft "Luch-5B" was used to provide access to the Internet by persons who were present at the launch of manned spacecraft. To this end, a platform 18 (Measuring point 1) of the Baikonur cosmodrome specialists of the branch of the FSUE TsENKI – Space center "South" was deployed subscriber, the mobile station zsss-L 01 with a manual guidance system, given to them by our company and residing at the launch site as a backup means of communication. Because of this, people who attended the launch, including the media, could quickly, in the process of starting to use the Internet. To cover square were used repeaters Wi-Fi, which formed a mesh network to access subscribers.

Docking TPK "Soyuz MS-07" with the ISS (Source: Roskosmos)