JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

General Designer Council meets at ISS-Reshetnev Company

On the General Designer Council will be convened at the JSC “Academician M.F.Reshetnev “Information Satellite Systems” with its general designer and general director Nickolay Testoedov at the head of the Council.

The forthcoming Council is to consider the state of experimental developments carried out on order of the Russian Ministry of Defense and Federal Space Agency. Among the participants of the meeting there will be 10 sponsoring agencies, ISS-Reshetnev Company authorities and leading specialists, and 20 Russian space companies cooperatively building different class and mission satellites.

Among the basic issues the Council will consider replenishment of the global navigation GLONASS system orbital constellation, ISS-Reshetnev Company and other companies cooperation in building prospective satellite platforms “Express-2000” (heavy) and “Express-1000N” (medium).

The Council work is aimed at coordination of activities carried out by the company and its partners and development of the spacecraft building strategy. The sessions are to resume the results of work in 2007 and set new tasks for 2008. The Council members will review the state of spacecraft development for each contract and correct the schedule of components delivery to the manufacturer (ISS-Reshetnev Company).