"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.