ISS-Reshetnev Company received delegation from Eutelsat
Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company hosted a visit of delegates from EUTELSAT – Europe’s leading satellite operator.
The purpose of EUTELSAT delegates’ visit to ISS-Reshetnev Company on April 11-14 was to discuss prospects for cooperation in commercial satellite construction projects.
ISS-Reshetnev team presented the comprehensive array of the company’s capabilities and expertise building telecommunications satellites with a 15-year designed lifespan. The European guests showed much interest in ISS-Reshetnev’s experience designing and building payloads for communications and data relay satellites.
ISS-Reshetnev Company brought the guests up to date on its achievements and cutting-edge solutions in the field of building telecommunications satellites during the tour of the assembly facilities thought the example of a new satellite that the company is currently constructing using its heavy-class Express-2000 satellite platform. The EUTELSAT delegates also highly appreciated ISS-Reshetnev’s capabilities in antennas and instruments production technologies. Additionally, the European guests were also taken on a tour of the new Integration and Test Facility – the company’s state-of-the-art facility where all the necessary satellite assembly and testing processes would be held.
The EUTELSAT delegates also got an opportunity to familiarize with the methodologies ISS-Reshetnev Company applied in analyzing and testing electronic components for its satellites.
Cooperation between ISS-Reshetnev Company and EUTELSAT traces its roots to the 1990’s when the contract for the manufacture of the first SESAT (Siberia-Europe) satellite was signed. The satellite was built by ISS-Reshetnev Company jointly with a French manufacturer Thales Alenia Space. Launched into orbit on April 18, 2000 with a 10-year designed lifespan, the SESAT satellite today still carries out its mission as part of EUTELSAT’s orbital fleet.