JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

ISS-Reshetnev to place information plates on Glonass-M satellites

The JSC “ISS” will place information plates on Glonass-M satellites

The JSC “Academician M.F.Reshetnev” Information Satellite Systems” is proceeding realization of the project on placing information plates on Glonass-M navigation satellites.

At present, the reception of applications from the JSC “ISS’s” subdivisions for placing information plates on Glonass-M satellites within block #40 is initiated. The launching is scheduled for September 25 this year. The proposals will be considered at the information plates Council meeting. This anniversary year for the Reshetnev Company the priority will be given to the texts that are dedicated to the JSC “ISS”. Information received after April, 2009 will be placed on Glonass-M satellites within block #41. The launching is scheduled for December.

The plates are made of aluminum and have dimensions of 120 mm×260 mm×1 mm, with engraved alpha-graphic information, placed on Glonass-M spacecraft antenna assembly. Amounted to satellites, the plates are being injected into circular orbit of 20.000 km and stay there for million years.

The project is being realized in order to honor the memory of outstanding scientists and Russian developers of modern space techniques, as well as to represent activities of space industry enterprises. Since 2003 more than 50 plates were sent into orbit. They immortalized the names of more than 500 people.

Participation in the project for sending information into orbit is also available for other enterprises and organizations.