JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

Machining of large-sized honeycomb structures

New production output at the JSC “ISS”

The JSC “Information Satellite Systems” Reshetnev Company” started manufacturing large dimension honeycomb constructions.

The new production was established in the workshop of spacecraft basic parts. In spite of the fact that construction work on developing a unique working place is nearly completed, the equipment is already in operation and the output of product has been started. Manufactured honeycombs are designed for the perspective satellite platform “Express-2000”.

The working place includes specialized premises that meet all modern requirements for the space techniques manufacturing. All efficient equipment and accessories, installed at the facilities, designed and developed at the JSC “ISS”. It will allow the enterprise to manufacture large dimension honeycombs of 3.5 x 5.5 m. All the works on the working place organization are carried out at the earliest possible date and should be completed by the end of July.

The honeycomb constructions are supporting constructions of spacecraft platforms. They are equipped with antenna-feeder, on-board equipment and other elements. They provide heat removing from the units that operate in the hostile space environment. The constructions have small mass and high toughness.