Landmark launch: Cosmos-3
On August 18, 2016 Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company is celebrating 52nd anniversary of the day when the company’s first self-made products were launched into space: a Cosmos-3 rocket with three experimental communications satellites onboard.
On August 18, 1964 a Cosmos-3 rocket with experimental satellites onboard, all designed and built by the company, was successfully launched into orbit from the Baikonur cosmodrome.
To commemorate this important milestone in the company’s history, an official meeting was held at the Reshetnev Square which was attended by local authorities, ISS-Reshetnev’s administration, employees and retirees.
Nikolay Testoyedov, general director of the Reshetnev Company, speaking at the meeting stressed the important role of that successful launch in the company’s further development and growth. Implementation of that project gave young specialists of the fledgling company hands-on experience and more profound knowledge in the field of designing and building satellites and other space-related products, as well as helped the company to enhance its image. The meeting participants laid flowers to the monument of Mikhail Reshetnev, founder of ISS-Reshetnev Company. Led by him, the company successfully implemented dozens of space projects.
At the end of the meeting dozens of balloons were unleashed into the sky symbolizing the first flight of the Cosmos-3 rocket.
Young ISS-Reshetnev employees had a good opportunity to attend a traditional annual meeting with Grigoriy Chernyavskiy, one of the founding fathers of Siberian satellite manufacturing and Mikhail Reshetnev’s companion.