Siberian satellite makers celebrate Cosmonautics Day
On April 12, 2016 Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company employees are celebrating their professional holiday – The Cosmonautics Day and the 55th anniversary of the first human space flight.
Satellite construction projects that ISS-Reshetnev took part in have become a substantial part of space exploration. Over almost 57 years in business, the company has built more than 1200 satellites for various applications some of which were also involved in manned space programs as well.
Today ISS-Reshetnev Company still holds leading positions in the Russian satellite market. Additionally, the company remains the only Russian manufacturer of navigation, geodetic and data-relay satellites intended to provide communications between ground stations and low-orbiting objects, including the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Over the last five years the orbital constellation of ISS-Reshetnev-made satellites has increased by half and now consists of 98 satellites.
On April 11 and 12, the company is going to hold meetings to honour its most successful employees and award state and industry prizes to them.
ISS-Reshetnev Company will also organize a series of educational projects and sporting completions to commemorate Yuri Gagarin’s flight. This year the company is supporting The Open Scholl League of Wits and Humour Competition in Zheleznogorsk as well as other preschool activities and student research conferences.