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Mission Control Center Opened in Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. / February 6, 2015 /

On 3 February 2015, the Mission Control Center (MCC) and Education and Demonstration Complex (EDC) – two systems to develop and improve practical use of space services, were launched in the Peoples’s Freindship University of Russia (RUDN).

Igor Komarov, the ROSCOSMOS Chief took part in the event and thanked those involved in the Education Center establishing for their work:

„To be at the forefront in space, providing space services, knowledge and skills of young new personnel are of prime importance. This determines the position of the ROSCOSMOS. We will certainly support and develop you. We appreciate the work that the RUDN has been doing.“

MCC and EDC of RUDN are the training class for all undergraduates of the University. Now 6.5 thousand students from 150 countries which attend the RUDN and their professors are able to carry out a wide range of experiments in different scientific fields, and to address research tasks together with cosmonauts relevant to medicine, fundamental physics, rural and forestry economics. The training programs are developed for all special subjects separately – agricultural faculty students, ecologists, civil engineers, power engineers, geologists, and etc.

The new training class was established to develop space activity promotion programs on the initiative of the ROSCOSMOS, United Rocket and Space Corporation, TSNIIMASH, and JSC „Russian Space Systems“ in cooperation with the RUDN.

The RUDN-TSNIIMASH Mission Control Center is close to the TSNIIMASH leading Mission Control Center by number of its functions and technical equipment. At the first stage, the system will observe the spacecraft and satellite movement. Then the Center will take part in the experiments carried out on board the ISS Russian Segment. Besides the students will have the possibility of attending the lectures by cosmonauts and rocket and space industry’s experts. To date, such Mission Control Centers are already operating at Bauman MSTU, Lomonosov Moscow State University, MAI, Samara State University, and Siberian State Aerospace University named after M.F. Reshetnev.

The RUDN-RKS Education and Demonstration Complex clearly demonstrates the capabilities of the in-orbit satellite constellation. Students will study in practice the capabilities of space imagery from the Russian remote sensing satellites (Earth remote sensing), try out the data receiving and application technologies. Remote sensing data enables addressing the tasks of cartography and cadastre, land, agricultural and forestry monitoring, monitoring of civil engineering and transportation infrastructure, critical objects, environmental management and unauthorized civilian activities, marine vessel detection, oil and oil product spills, weather prediction, and number of other socially significant problems.

Sergey Chemezov, Director General of Rostec Corporation took part in the opening of the students’ Mission Control Center. In his speech, Sergey Chemezov spoke about an active cooperation among the State Corporation and Federal Space Agency and also emphasized the Rostec availability to assist in training students in current technologies of space activity result application.

„The fact that ROSCOSMOS in cooperation with RUDN has established such a Center is excellent. Our Corporation is keen to take part. And if any instruments are required, we may provide them. The cooperation will be quite realistic,“ says S. Chemezov, Head of Rostec Corporation.

ROSCOSMOS Press Service

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