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    A new Blagovest heavy-class communications satellite is being developed by Russia's Information Satellite Systems - Reshetnev Company, the enterprise’s corporate newspaper reported Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At present, the satellite is being prepared for the next stage of testing, to check its radio performance.

    "Work on a new telecommunications satellite is ongoing in the workshops of the Reshetnev Company. It is a Blagovest heavy-class satellite," an article in the publication reads.

    The satellite is due to work in a geostationary orbit for at least 15 years. It is based on the Ekspress-2000 satellite platform.

    The satellite is designed for high-speed data transmission. It will provide consumers with telephone and video conferencing, as well as granting access to broadband Internet.

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