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Anniversary of the first Siberian space project

On August 18, 2019 ISS-Reshetnev Company is going to commemorate the 56th anniversary of the first Cosmos-3 rocket launch.

The Cosmos-3 launch vehicle was the first space project that a team headed by Mikhail Reshetnev took lead on, including the rocket’s design, development and production. During that launch which took place on August 18, 1964 from the Baikonur cosmodrome three small experimental communications satellites of the Strela-1 series were taken to space. They were the first satellites built by ISS-Reshetnev Company.

Successful implementation of that project shaped the future of the company and enabled it to find its own way in the satellite production industry, despite the fact that initially the company was intended to be just a rocket-themed subsidiary of Sergey Korolev’s OKB-1 Design Bureau.

To commemorate this important milestone in the company’s history, ISS-Reshetnev Company representatives, retirees and local authorities will lay flowers to the monument of Mikhail Reshetnev.