14 Jul 2017

Rosoboronexport reports 30-plus spacecraft of 14 countries put into orbit

 

Rosoboronexport, a member of Rostec, is going to mount a vigorous marketing campaign at the International Aviation and Space Show MAKS-2017 to promote space products and services.

“Rosoboronexport offers a wide range of space services. We broker contracts between Russian space companies and foreign customers for development and launching of spacecraft designed for various roles. Besides, we implement contracts for production of ground-based spacecraft control systems, as well as data receiving and processing stations communicating with observation satellites. Foreign customers are supplied with map products incorporating orbital survey data, while specialists from partner nations are trained in thematic earth remote sensing data processing and analysis,” explained Director General Alexander Mikheev of Rosoboronexport.

Foreign customers are very particular about quality of space products and services, thus working with them boosts competitiveness of Russian enterprises, which ultimately translates into improvements of equipment for domestic market. Additionally, foreign trade has positive financial impact on space industry, contributes to its stability and demand for the products.

“The special arms exporter has had a hand in putting into orbit 30-plus spacecraft of 14 countries, including Great Britain, Germany, Italy, China, Norway, Sweden, and the European Space Agency,” added Alexander Mikheev.

The most prominent projects that have been implemented since Rosoboronexport inception and bear its footprint are launches of:

  • Satellites from Sea Launch's platforms in the interest of the Republic of Korea, Italy, and the U.S.,
  • Five SAR-Lupe Earth remote sensing military spacecraft (Germany) from the Plesetsk cosmodrome,
  • Four communications satellites in the interest of Australia (Intelsat-22), the UAE (Yahsat-1B), Canada (Anik G1), and Turkey (Turksat-4A) from Baikonur.

Moreover, Rosoboronexport’s contracts resulted in 15-plus civil spacecraft getting into sun-synchronous orbits by small-lift launch vehicles.