Birthday of Siberian satellite building industry
On June 4, 2016 Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company is celebrating its 57th anniversary.
Over more than half a century since its inception, the Reshetnev Company has built more than 40 space systems for various applications. As a pioneer in Russia’s navigation and data-relay, ISS-Reshetnev Company was the first to enter the international satellite-making market.
As of today, there are 99 healthy ISS-Reshetnev-made satellites in various orbits which represent more than 2/3 of Russia’s national constellation. Siberian satellites provide reliable communications, navigation, data-relay and geodetic services to millions of users all around the world.
Staying at the cutting edge of the aerospace industry, ISS-Reshetnev Company makes significant contributions to the country’s most important programs and projects aimed at the sustainable economic development, technological self-sufficiency and national security of Russia. Essentially, it is the Federal Target Program “GLONASS” in which the company acts as a prime contractor responsible for the navigation system’s orbital constellation; the Federal Space Program in which ISS-Reshetnev is currently implementing a number of projects, and the State Defence Order that makes the bulk of the company’s production.
June 4, 1959 – to this date traces its roots the Reshetnev Company when the State Committee of Defence Technology issued an order initiating the establishment of Sergey Korolev’s OKB-1 subsidiary in Krasnoyarsk-26 (now Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk region). Mikhail Reshetnev, Sergey Korolev’s follower and associate, was appointed head of the new company.