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ISS-Reshetnev Company welcomes Sergey Krikalev

ISS-Reshetnev Company hosted a visit by Sergey Krikalev, cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation, executive director for manned space programs of the ROSCOSMOS State Corporation.

During the site tour Sergey Krikalev was brought up to date on the projects currently underway at ISS-Reshetnev Company and had the opportunity to take a close-up look at its production and testing facilities. He was also shown the company’s innovative products in the fields of mechanical systems and spacecraft antennas.

Sergey Krikalev also held a meeting with ISS-Reshetnev employees where he spoke about ROSCOSMOS’ current manned space programs and plans for the future as well as global trends in space exploration activities. He also highlighted the fact that this year, 2018, would mark the 20th anniversary of the day when the first module was launched to the International Space Station.

Closing the meeting, Nikolay Testoyedov, general director of ISS-Reshetnev Company, presented to Sergey Krikalev a souvenir model of a Loutch-5A data relay satellite as a symbol of close ties between manned and unmanned cosmonautics. Satellites of the Loutch-5 series are built by ISS-Reshetnev Company to enable, among many other things, reliable communication links between the Russian segment of the International Space Station and ground control centers.

Sergey Krikalev – Soviet and Russian cosmonaut, from 2005 to June of 2015 he held the record for most total time spent in space (803 days accrued over five spaceflights). Hero of the Soviet Union and the first Hero of the Russian Federation (he is one of just four people who were given both titles). He was assigned to the first crew to the International Space Station and eventually became the first to flight to the station with a short-term mission in December of 1998. Over the course of five years Sergey Krikalev was the director of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center.