Phase 1 of the new assembly and testing facility successfully completed
ISS-Reshetnev Company is preparing to commission into service phase 1 of the new Assembly and testing facility.
The new building, having an area of 31 000 square meters, will include workplaces dedicated to assembly and high-frequency testing of spacecraft. The largest part of the facility’s area will be dedicated to clean areas where the required levels of cleanliness, humidity and temperature could be maintained.
The new Assembly and testing facility also includes the largest anechoic chamber among all companies of the ROSCOSMOS State Corporation. Its automated measuring and computing complex will enable ISS-Reshetnev Company to run radio testing of antennas and whole payloads of satellites.
When finally completed, the Assembly and testing facility will comprise two buildings and nearly double current production capabilities of ISS-Reshetnev Company. The new Assembly and testing facility is expected to help organize spacecraft manufacturing and testing in a fully integrated way enabling a perfect process flow.
Phase 2 of the facility is due to be completed in 2020 and will be dedicated to thermal, vacuum, mechanical and electrical testing of satellites.
The Assembly and testing facility will have a total area of 48 000 sq. meters. Prime contractor under this project is the Main Military Construction Department.