JSC “ISS – Reshetnev Company” and “Thales Alenia Space”: new stage of cooperation
On with participation of Stanislas de Labule, the Ambassador of France in the Russian Federation, the leaders of JSC “Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company” Nickolay Testoyedov and “Thales Alenia Space” Pascale Sourisse signed two memoranda of cooperation.
The memorandum of intensions foresees the development and purchase of equipment for telecommunication satellites. The great joint operation preceded its signing. Mr. Testoyedov, the General Designer and General Director of JSC “ISS – Reshetnev Company” said: “It is a new and strategically important stage for both companies, because the Russian equipment for space crafts is first presumed to be delivered to France. The equipment will be used for developing joint satellites as well as satellites of Western production”.
According to the signed Memorandum of mutual understanding, JSC “ISS” jointly with TAS will be developing satellites “Express-RV” for operation in HEO orbits on the base of high-powered platform “Express-4000”. The President and Executive Director of “Thales Alenia Space” Pascale Sourisse mentioned: “Today’s meeting is a new stage of cooperation between JSC “ISS – Reshetnev Company” and Thales Alenia Space. In addition, it is the beginning of powerful satellites application in HEO orbits. Our spacecrafts are expected to have a great deal of applications, including telecommunication and meteorology. And it seems to me, that our companies will have a great success in future.”