Strategic partnership in the field of small satellites
ISS-Reshetnev Company will act as an industrial platform within the framework of a new project dedicated to the production of a series of small research and education satellites.
The Strategic Partnership Agreement was signed by Nikolay Testoyedov, general director of ISS-Reshetnev Company, Nikita Volkov, director of the Federal Research Center "Krasnoyarsk Science Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences" and Edkham Akbulatov, acting president of the Siberian State University of Science and Technology.
The Agreement covers possible ways of cooperation between the parties in the field of designing and building small research and education satellites, training of specialists for research organizations and space-oriented companies that are part of the ROSCOSMOS State Corporation, joint research and innovative projects.
“The agreement we signed today cannot be set in motion without ISS-Reshetnev’s participation, as the company is the key, basic – in the full sense of the word – industrial partner of our university,” said Edkham Akbulatov, acting president of the Siberian State University of Science and Technology, “I hope that this new agreement will give a new impetus, will become a next step, a new stage in the development of much closer and effective ties between business, science and education”.
The program will also involve students of the Siberian State University of Science and Technology who will perform a number of various roles and tasks such as design, development and assembly of small satellites, as well as prove-out of new technologies and solutions.
The program is aimed at the prove-out of new standardized small satellite platforms, flight testing and qualification of service subsystems, instruments, parts and equipment. At the same time the university will have an opportunity to improve its space specialists training practices following the results obtained by its students who will work on real satellites.