A strategic partnership agreement signed between JSC “ISS” and Thales Alenia Space
An agreement on strategic partnership was signed between two leading satellite-manufacturers, the Russian JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev “Information Satellite Systems” and Thales Alenia Space France on at the 48th Paris Air Show, Le Bourget 2009.
The strategic partnership agreement to manufacture satellites on the Express-4000 platform stipulates reciprocal deliveries of satellite equipment and assembly units manufactured for Russian and foreign customers. Besides, the agreement makes a provision for the organization of mutual training for specialists of both companies.
The JSC “Information Satellite Systems” and Thales Alenia Space have been in partnership for more than 15 years. As a result of their fruitful cooperation, a number of joint satellites have been created, in particular, SESAT and satellites of the Express-A and Express-AM series. At present the companies are engaged in the manufacture of two data relay satellites, Loutch-5A and Loutch-5B, two geodesic spacecraft GEO-IK-2 and two telecommunications satellites, AMOS 5 and TELKOM 3.