Fruitful outcomes of ISS-Reshetnev’s participation in Paris Air Show 2015
Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company has signed a number of contracts and agreements with its French partners at the 51st edition of the International Paris Air Show.
As the Reshetnev Company had much to demonstrate to the exhibition visitors, it showcased its achievements at two different locations. ISS‑Reshetnev held one stand as part of the joint exposition organized by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) – there the company put on display its latest products, technologies and achievements available for the general public to get acquainted with. As for the second, a special exposition was arranged in the company’s chalet and it was giving a thorough insight into the current projects that were discussed in the course of numerous negotiations.
In total, ISS‑Reshetnev delegates headed by Nikolay Testoyedov, Director General of the company, have held more than 30 business meetings and talks.
As well as that, the International Paris Air Show 2015 also saw the conference dedicated to the cooperation between Russia and France in the field of space technology. It was attended by CEOs and Director Generals of the two countries’ aerospace companies. At this conference Nikolay Testoyedov, Director General of ISS‑Reshetnev talked about the relations and cooperation between the company and Thales Alenia Space (communications payloads provider), Saft (lithium‑ion storage batteries provider) and Sodern (star trackers manufacturer). Fruitful cooperation between ISS‑Reshetnev and its French partners extends back over 25 years.
One of the exhibition’s running days was dedicated to a special event commemorating the 15th anniversary of the telecommunications satellite Sesat’s launch into orbit. Built by ISS‑Reshetnev for a European operator Eutelsat, it became the first international project implemented by a Russian satellite provider, i.e. the first satellite manufactured by a Russian company for a foreign customer. Initially designed for a 10‑year lifespan, the satellite has been already providing services for almost 16 years to date. A welcome reception on this occasion was held for the project participants which took place in the residency of Russian Ambassador to France.
During the Paris Air Show ISS‑Reshetnev Company signed contracts for the supply of attitude and orbit control subsystem instruments intended for the company’s future satellites. According to the documents signed, the French company Sodern will supply star sensors while Airbus Defence and Space will provide fiber optic angular rate sensors.
As well as that, ISS‑Reshetnev signed a framework agreement with the French firm Saft for the supply of lithium‑ion storage batteries for satellite electric systems.