ISS and TAS: Step forward in International Cooperation Development
At General Designer and Director General Nikolay Testoyedov held talks with the European company Thales Alenia Space. The topic for conversation was joint venture (JV) creation.
An Agreement aimed on JV creation was signed last February by the leaders of two companies in the presence of Presidents of Russia and France. Main activity of future JV will be production of space payload components.
The City of Krasnoyarsk is chosen to house the joint Russian-European entity. The staff will be engaged both from the Reshetnev’s Company specialists who have been previously trained in TAS, and from experts of TAS. Some of the foreign experts are expected to bring to Russia their families. During the negotiations in Le Bourget the JSC “ISS” General Designer and Director General Nikolay Testoyedov and Jean Loïc Galle the President and CEO of Thales Alenia Space started to discuss some legal and general issues subject to solve by both sides. In particular, the heads of both companies touched on a topic of future managers and regular staff recruiting.
The joint venture registration and licensing process is planned to complete by the end of this year. Spacecraft repeater components fabrication is going to start on its facilities in the year 2014.