Roscosmos to build space services centers to contribute to Arctic exploration

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will set up a few more centers to receive and process data from Earth remote sensing satellites as part of efforts to help further explore the Arctic region, Roscosmos has reported.

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will set up a few more centers to receive and process data from Earth remote sensing satellites as part of efforts to help further explore the Arctic region, Roscosmos has reported.

"Centers for handling data from Earth remote sensing satellites are expected to appear in the Krasnoyarsk Territory (Dudinka) and the Chukotka Autonomous District (Anadyr)," the agency said in a press release, seen by Interfax-AVN on Sept.18.

Similar space services centers have already been established in the Arkhangelsk and Murmansk regions, the Republic of Komi, as well as the Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous Districts. The first such center is expected to begin operating in Murmansk in October 2015.

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