Siberian regional Earth remote sensing center at ISS-Reshetnev Company
September 22 – Roscosmos’ Siberian regional Earth remote sensing center is officially opened at Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company.
The new facility which is now part of ISS-Reshetnev, has become the first regional center of the Russian State Corporation Roscosmos intended to provide access to Earth remote sensing data. The opening ceremony took place during one of the visiting sessions of the II International scientific conference on the Regional issues of Earth remote sensing. The conference is hosted by the Siberian Federal University and runs in Krasnoyarsk on September 22-24.
The opening ceremony was attended by Mikhail Khailov, Deputy Director of the Federal Space Agency, Nikolay Testoyedov, Director General of ISS-Reshetnev Company as well as local authorities, representatives of Russian research organizations and aerospace companies. “We hope this new center will be a good step forward and will help develop remote sensing technologies here, in the Krasnoyarsk region. This center is expected to become one of the key growth areas for ISS-Reshetnev as it is a completely new scope of activities for the company,” said Mikhail Khailov.
Roscosmos’ Siberian regional Earth remote sensing center was established on the base of the Reshetnev Company to receive and process information coming from Earth remote sensing satellites. This data can be used for a great variety of applications such as monitoring of forests, land, water resources and settlements and will be available on request for all users of the region. Located in the very heart of Siberia, the center will make satellite data more easily and quickly available and applicable to nature monitoring, land survey, industrial facilities monitoring and control, disaster management and emergency relief operations.
To be able to receive and process satellite data, the Siberian regional Earth remote sensing center includes four antenna complexes and is fitted with all the necessary hardware and software. In prospect, three more complexes will be built here to support new Russian remote sensing satellites as well as satellites of the multifunctional personal communications system Gonets-D1M and data-relay system Loutch.