According to the head, Russia was one of the first to apply to the International Telecommunication Union for the frequency range required for the Skif system to work. Cherenkov noted that for this reason, Russia expects the application to be coordinated with priority over all other late applicants.
He pointed out that both Starlink and OneWeb have come up with a proposal to coordinate the announced frequencies, but to date the Russian side has not accepted the proposal for coordination. Cherenkov emphasized, “Actually, we do not allow them to use satellite systems on the territory of the Russian Federation.”
To verify the orbital frequency source, the Skif-D demo vehicle must transmit a signal within the declared frequency ranges within 90 days. In addition, at least 10% of the declared grouping must be deployed during the first three years.
“The range in which Skif operates is one of the invaluable sectors of the frequency spectrum where the combination of signal attenuation from interference and data transfer rate is optimal. That is why everyone wants to secure the rights to this particular frequency resource,” Pavel Cherenkov concluded.