ISS-Reshetnev at the exhibition in Paris
Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems will take part in the Russian National Exhibition arranged to highlight the 2010 Franco-Russian Year.
The exhibition will be held in the Grand Palais, in Paris, under the motto “Russia-France: yesterday, today and tomorrow”. The event is being organized to demonstrate Franco-Russian collaboration in different spheres (economy, finance, industry, trade) as well as develop strategic, economic and commercial partnerships, and promote export of high-tech products. The exhibition will also provide opportunities for the participants to present large-scale Franco-Russian investment projects in such fields as space exploration, telecommunications, aircraft and helicopter industries.
ISS-Reshetnev will be exhibiting jointly with the Russian Space Agency’s integrated exposition. The company’s delegation will be headed by Nikolay Testoedov, General Designer and Director General. At the exhibition the Reshetnev Company will demonstrate a model of the SESAT telecommunications satellite, the company’s first spacecraft built for a foreign satellite operator jointly with Alcatel Space (now Thales Alenia Space). The SESAT project laid the foundations of successful long-standing cooperation between the Russian satellite manufacturer and a number of French companies. At the ISS-Reshetnev stand guests and visitors will also see models of the advanced Express-2000 platform and two navigation satellites, Glonass-M and Glonass-K. Besides, the Reshetnev Company will demonstrate models of the Loutch-5A data relay spacecraft and the AMOS-5 telecommunications satellite that are currently being built in close cooperation with ISS-Reshetnev’s French partners.
Besides the Russian National Exhibition in Paris, the Franco-Russian Year Program has offered other opportunities for the Reshetnev Company to take. Thus, in late May Nikolay Testoedov, General Designer and Director General of ISS-Reshetnev, took part in a round-table session organized by the Office for Science, Technology and Space of the Embassy of France where he delivered a report to the Franco-Russian scientific community on “Man in space: are there any boundaries?”.