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Anniversary of the first Siberian space project

On August 18, 2019 ISS-Reshetnev Company is going to hold a series of events to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the first Cosmos-3 rocket launch.

The Cosmos-3 launch vehicle was the first space project that a team headed by Mikhail Reshetnev took lead on, including the rocket’s design, development and production. During that launch which took place on August 18, 1964 from the Baikonur cosmodrome three small experimental communications satellites of the Strela-1 series were taken to space. They were the first satellites built by ISS-Reshetnev Company.

Successful implementation of that project shaped the future of the company and enabled it to find its own way in the satellite production industry, despite the fact that initially the company was intended to be just a rocket-themed subsidiary of Sergey Korolev’s OKB-1 Design Bureau.

To commemorate this important milestone in the company’s history, ISS-Reshetnev will run a series of events. On August 18 in Zheleznogorsk at the city’s Museum a special concert and a meeting will take place to bring together the company’s retirees and people who were directly involved in that project.

On August 19 an official meeting will take place at the Reshetnev Square where ISS-Reshetnev Company representatives, retirees and local authorities will lay flowers to the monument of Mikhail Reshetnev and unleash balloons into the sky symbolizing the first flight of the Cosmos-3 rocket.

Apart from these events and activities marking the anniversary of the first Cosmos-3 rocket launch and the 60th anniversary of ISS-Reshetnev, the company is also restoring commemorative plaques attached to the walls of buildings in Zheleznogorsk and dedicated to its most prominent employees who had made substantial contribution to the history and success of ISS-Reshetnev Company. Commemorative plaques attached to the monument of Mikhail Reshetnev, bearing texts and images on the most important milestones for the company, will undergo restoration, too.