Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems traces its roots back to 1959 when it was founded as an eastern branch of Sergey Korolev’s OKB-1 in Krasnoyarsk-26 (now Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk region). Mikhail Reshetnev, who was a follower and a close associate of Korolev, was appointed head of the new company.
Initially the fledging company started off with design supervision of ballistic missiles, but as early as in the 1960s it embarked upon developing a light-lift launch vehicle of the Cosmos series and small communications satellites. Since then the company has been specializing in the design and manufacture of satellites for a wide range of applications.
ISS-Reshetnev became the first Russian company to develop low-orbiting, navigation and geodetic, direct broadcasting and data-relay satellites. Even today the Siberian company still remains unparalleled in many fields of Russia’s domestic market.
Throughout its 55 years, ISS-Reshetnev Company has built up extensive capabilities in satellite manufacturing. Among the company’s greatest assets are its highly qualified and dedicated employees, enormous scientific potential and world-class experimental and manufacturing facilities. Over this period ISS-Reshetnev has delivered more than 1 200 satellites for a wide spectrum of missions. They have served as a basis for more than 40 multi-satellite space-based systems and complexes deployed in all types of orbits. The company’s achievements and contributions to the national and global space industries were recognized with the Order of Lenin and the Order of the Red Banner of Labour. More than 80 ISS-Reshetnev’s employees have been awarded various state prizes, including the Lenin Prize, the USSR State Prize, the Russian Federation State Prize and other government awards.