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ISS-Reshetnev hosts RAS Presidium meeting

ISS-Reshetnev hosts RAS Presidium meeting

The offsite meeting of the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences took place at ISS-Reshetnev’s headquarters in Zheleznogorsk, Siberia, on 30-31 March 2011.

During the visit to ISS-Reshetnev, the RAS delegation was shown around the company’s modern production and experimental facilities. The guests had an opportunity to see the satellite assembly floor, the spacecraft sub-assemblies workshop and the mechanical testing laboratory.

Siberia’s leading scientists were impressed by the company’s high scientific and industrial potential and level of technology. They considered the Siberian satellite manufacturer to have excellent growth prospects both nationally and internationally.

The joint meeting was chaired by Doctor Nikolay Testoyedov, general designer and director general of the Reshetnev Company and by Academician Alexander Aseev, the chairman of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and vice president of RAS.

Over 20 reports were presented at the meeting. They covered the situation in the national aerospace industry, the latest scientific achievements, prospects of satellite manufacturing technology development as well as the key areas of ISS-Reshetnev’s activity. The participants also discussed questions that require attention and effort in order to improve design and development standards as well as the competitive performance of Russian-made satellites. Most of the reports emphasized the idea that today science and industry have to interact more intensively.

“This is an important event in the history of our collaboration”, said Nikolay Testoyedov, general designer and director general of ISS-Reshetnev. “By showing the scientists our production facilities we gave them an opportunity to look 10 years into the future so that they can better understand which aerospace activities will be in demand in the future and aim their efforts accordingly in their fundamental and applied research”.

The two-day meeting resulted in signing a cooperation agreement.