ISS-Reshetnev receives French guests
Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company has welcomed a delegation from Thales Alenia Space headed by its President Jean-Loïc Galle. The guests arrived for a two-day visit.
It was the first visit for Jean-Loïc Galle, President of Thales Alenia Space, to ISS-Reshetnev’s facilities, that is why he was particularly interested in getting acquainted with the company’s production management and administration. The French delegation was taken on a tour round ISS-Reshetnev facilities dedicated to integration, satellite structures production as well as the facility where satellite large-sized foldable structures are made. The guests were brought up to date on the projects currently underway at ISS-Reshetnev and also had an opportunity to have a look at the company’s most recent developments and technologies. Apart from that, TAS representatives attended the new Assembly, Integration and Test Facility. The AIT facility is under construction now and once completed it will be the largest industrial site of ISS-Reshetnev.
Jean-Loïc Galle expressed readiness to strengthen and further expand cooperation between TAS and ISS-Reshetnev. “After I have visited the company’s production facilities and seen its technologies, new developments and ISS-Reshetnev’s projects, it became clear for me that our companies might have more common points,” said Jean-Loïc Galle.
Representatives of ISS-Reshetnev and Thales Alenia Space held a number of business meetings discussing cooperation strategies in the field of space technology. The two parties also thoroughly explored the issue of increasing the competitiveness of their space products in the global marketplace. Another topic high on the agenda was the Russian-French joint venture Universum Space Technologies. The JV between the two companies was established in 2013 to develop and produce satellite structures and components. Now the two companies agreed to set up the complete production cycle for the manufacture of repeater equipment using Russian components at the JV facilities.
ISS-Reshetnev and Thales Alenia Space have been successfully working hand in hand for more than 20 years to date. The roots of these mutually beneficial relations can be traced back to the first joint satellite construction project – the Siberian-European satellite Sesat. Today TAS holds its place as one of the main payload providers for telecommunications satellites that ISS-Reshetnev builds. Over these years the two companies have implemented around 20 joint projects. The latest of these projects, the telecommunications satellite Express-AM8, is currently waiting for launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome.