Interdepartmental commission at the instruction of the President
An interdepartmental commission led by Yuriy Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, arrived at ISS-Reshetnev Company with an inspection visit.
Established at the instruction of the President of the Russian Federation, the interdepartmental commission visited ISS-Reshetnev facilities on January 11, 2020. Yuriy Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, who headed the commission, was taken on a tour round the company’s facilities by Nikolay Testoyedov, general director of ISS-Reshetnev. He and the commission team were shown ISS-Reshetnev’s sites dedicated to the final assembly of satellites, production of large-sized foldable structures, and the company’s new integration and test facility. During the visit the delegates were also brought up to date on the company’s recent production modernization and the technologies it uses to design, build and test communication, navigation and geodetic satellites.
Yuriy Borisov had a look at the display of payload and antenna equipment for which ISS-Reshetnev Company is the only Russian developer and manufacturer. Apart from that, Nikolay Testoyedov demonstrated satellites’ onboard instruments, structures and materials developed by the company throughout its import substitution projects.
Activities and capabilities of ISS-Reshetnev Company were highly commended by Yuriy Borisov. Sharing his impressions of what he had seen at ISS-Reshetnev Company whose satellites constitute to 2/3 of Russia’s orbital fleet, Yuriy Borisov said that “Our country should be proud of its space industry. Crucially, we have everything necessary for that”.
During his visit to ISS-Reshetnev Company Yuriy Borisov also outlined today’s priorities for the whole Russian rocket and space industry: “to shape a clear and comprehensible technical policy based on the commonality and standardization philosophy in order to ensure cost-efficiency and enter series production”.
Results of the interdepartmental commission’s visit to ISS-Reshetnev Company will be reported to the President of the Russian Federation in late January.