GLAVKOSMOS AT ILA BERLIN AIR SHOW 2018

27.04.2018

The ILA Berlin Air Show 2018 is taking place from 25 to 29 April.

Glavkosmos delegation headed by the First Deputy Director General Natalya Lokteva attended the event and held a number of business meetings.

The prospects of cooperation in supply of space and rocket components were discussed with representatives of foreign aerospace companies.

Also, our delegation met with the representatives of German universities and producers of small satellites and their components. The foreign counterparts got interested in the Glavkosmos initiative for joint designing and building of small satellites in collaboration with Russian space universities.

ILA Berlin Air Show is the oldest aerospace exhibition in the world. It has been taking place since 1909. The new uncomplete international airport Berlin Brandenburg became its venue. This year, 1.1 thousand exhibitors from 41 countries took part in it.

Interesting facts 1/3
On July 15, 1975 Soyuz-19 spaceship was lifted aboard Soyuz-U launch vehicle. It was the first international space flight with the docking of Apollo, a US spaceship. The famous Soyuz-Apollo docking was a historical event and a symbol of rapprochement between the two superpowers in the period of détente during the long-lasting Cold War.
Interesting facts 2/3
On April 4, 2019, Glavkosmos JSC, under a contract with Arianespace, launched four communication satellites of O3b Networks, a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based satellite communications operator SES. The name O3b stands for “Other 3 billions”, which refers to the world's population, where broadband Internet is not available right now. Thanks to the O3b satellites, the Internet will come to them.
Interesting facts 3/3
Soyuz-2.1a became the first rocket launched from the new Russian space center Vostochny. The historical launch was conducted on April 28, 2016.