Glavkosmos develops Russia-Thailand space cooperation

27.09.2018

To promote the products and services of the Russian space industry to the markets of Thailand, the partner of Glavkosmos, C&C Advanced Technology, with the support of Glavkosmos, took part in the Digital Thailand Big Bang 2018 held in Bangkok on September 19- 23, 2018.

Glavkosmos provided for presentation a model of the Soyuz-FG launcher, samples of space food and other souvenirs which attracted the heightened attention of visitors. Thailand Prime Minister

Prayuth Chan-Ocha and Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda also got acquainted with the exhibited samples.

On behalf of Glavkosmos, the representatives of C&C Advanced Technology presented memorable medals dedicated to space exploration to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Internal Affairs.

Digital Thailand Big Bang is the largest digital exhibition in Southeast Asia, in which both governmental organizations and private companies of Thailand take part. The event focuses on advanced technologies that help to improve everyday life, and increase business growth.

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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.
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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.
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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.