New integration and test facility commissioned at ISS-Reshetnev Company
An official ceremony marking the launch of a new integration and test facility took place at ISS-Reshetnev Company on September 8, 2018.
The opening ceremony at ISS-Reshetnev – Russia’s leading builder of satellites – was attended by delegates from the ROSCOSMOS State Corporation led by its general director Dmitriy Rogozin, representatives of the construction commission from the Ministry of Defense, administration of the Krasnoyarsk region and the town of Zheleznogorsk.
The integration and test facility is the largest and most technologically advanced industrial facility of ISS-Reshetnev Company. It enables complete cycle of assembly and testing of satellites to be held in one place. Satellites integrated and tested here will leave the company’s facilities only to fly directly to the launch site. There will be no need of moving satellites from one production site to another, which will result in shorter production times and lower costs.
Dmitriy Rogozin, general director of the ROSCOSMOS State Corporation, said that the launch of the new integration and test facility is “an outstanding achievement not only for ISS-Reshetnev Company but for the whole Russian aerospace industry as well” as it opens up new, unparalleled opportunities for building next generation satellite systems.
Equipped with the latest technologies and hardware, the integration and test facility will enable the company to bring satellite production to a whole new level. It is the first ISS-Reshetnev’s facility that accommodates an automated measuring and computing complex based on a two-mirror collimator for radio frequency testing of satellites and their payloads. The complex is located in a special anechoic chamber which is also the largest among similar objects available at other aerospace companies of ROSCOSMOS.
Speaking on the importance of the launch of the new integration and test facility, Nikolay Testoyedov, general director of ISS-Reshetnev Company, added that “the company is always focused on expanding production and testing capabilities which will help it substantially increase production efficiency and build better satellites for Russia’s orbital fleet”.