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Ruselectronics holding has started supply of microwave equipment for 30 spacecraft. The customers will receive various types of traveling-wave tubes and microwave switches within three years. The products ensure radio signal power amplification by a factor of hundreds and energy transfer with minimum loss.
Research and Manufacturing Company Almaz as part of Ruselectronics is engaged in spacecraft furnishing with traveling-wave tubes and microwave switches within the Federal Space Program in favor of Roscosmos State Corporation and Gazprom companies. Supply of the switches has already started.
Microwave switches interconnect microwave equipment on board satellite telecommunications platforms and allow energy transfer with minimum loss. The traveling-wave tubes serve as microwave power amplifiers to allow reliable radio signal delivery to users.
“The use of domestic electronic components ensures national technological independence of critical industries. Our products have high reliability and long service life in space conditions. In addition to already signed contracts, negotiations on future work till 2035 are underway. This will form a technological reserve for further development of microwave equipment,” pointed out Mikhail Apin, General Director of Almaz.