GLAVKOSMOS. COOPERATION WITH ARMENIA

04.04.2018

On 29-31 March 2018, Glavkosmos delegation visited Erevan, Armenia where they met with the top managers of Geokosmos company and took part in the 2nd International Exhibition of Arms and Defence Technologies «ArmHiTec-2018».

On 30 March 2018, Geokosmos director general Gevorg Manukyan and Glavkosmos deputy director general Vitaly Safonov signed an agreement on cooperation.

The companies will collaborate in the following areas: upgrade of the Space Monitoring Center in Erevan, staff education and training, development and implementation of geo-information end services.

The signed agreement also provides for supply of space images made by the Russian Earth observation orbital constellation and Aist-2D satellite.

Geokosmos is a leading company in Armenia which deals with the products of space systems including receipt, processing, and application of Earth remote sensing data.

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
Soyuz spaceship was used for the first commercial space flight coordinated by Glavkosmos. In December 1990, a Japanese journalist Toyohiro Akiyama became a member of the crew delivered to MIR space station.
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Soyuz-2.1a became the first rocket launched from the new Russian space center Vostochny. The historical launch was conducted on April 28, 2016.