JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

Special thanks for participation in Radioastron project

The international project – Radioastron – has come to a close, and ISS-Reshetnev Company contributed a lot to making this mission a success.

The international research project was based on a Spektr-R satellite for which ISS-Reshetnev Company had designed and built solar array wing panels and a precision automatic device.

The Spektr-R satellite (Radioastron) ended its service in 2019, having carried out its mission 2.5 times longer than it was initially anticipated, and moved far beyond its planned experiments. The satellite helped scientists get massive volume of state-of-the-art data telling how galaxies, the basic structures of our Universe, evolve and change. Some data still needs to be processed and analyzed.

For its participation in the Radioastron project, the large team of ISS-Reshetnev Company experts led by general director Nikolay Testoyedov, received a Letter of thanks and appreciation from the head of the Lavochkin Association – prime contractor for the Spektr-R space-based complex and the Radioastron astrophysical observatory. General director of the Lavochkin Association, Vladimir Kolmykov, highlighted strong contribution ISS-Reshetnev Company made within this project and long-standing effective cooperation. “We believe that we will maintain our business and friendly relations, and moreover, further develop them to carry out new projects together – building space complexes for fundamental space research”, he said.

The Spektr-R satellite was launched on July 18, 2011. The aim of the mission was to use the space telescope to conduct interferometer observations in order to obtain images, coordinates, motions and evolution of neutron stars, quasars, pulsars, black holes, and interstellar plasma.