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Russia’s Information Satellite Systems to display projects at Le Bourget

June 17, 2013, 11:38 UTC+3

The most important event on the agenda will be an official reception for the participants in the Siberian-European Sesat satellite project

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KRASNOYARSK, June 17 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian company Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems based in the Siberian Krasnoyarsk Territory will present its projects of communications, data relay and navigation satellites at the Paris Air Show 2013 in Le Bourget.

The company’s mockup satellites will be displayed as part of the exposition of the Russian Federal Space Agency. Representatives from the company will take part in a conference of Russia’s leading space-related enterprises and France’s biggest industrialists. The conference will be dedicated to issues of Russia-French cooperation.

“The most important event on the agenda of meetings and talks representatives from the Information Satellite Systems plan to hold in France will be an official reception for the participants in the Siberian-European Sesat satellite project. This satellite is the first one manufactured by a Russian enterprise for a foreign company. This telecommunications satellite was built by the Reshetnev company by order from the European operator Eutelsat. With its designed operating life of ten years, the satellite has been successfully operating in orbit for 13 years running,” a spokesman for the Russian company told Itar-Tass on Monday.

The 50th jubilee International aerospace show opens here on Monday. This aerospace exhibition, which first opened more than a century ago, is as of now the largest-scale one in the world's aerospace industry. More than 3,000 companies from 44 countries will participate in the show. Britain, Germany, India, Italy, China, Russia, the United States, Ukraine, and France are among exhibitors.

The company Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems has built more than 1,200 spacecraft to be operated in all types of orbits. Spacecraft developed and built by this company make up two thirds of Russia’s entire orbital grouping. Currently, as many as 83 spacecraft, including 54 satellites, manufactured by the company are orbiting the Earth.

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