GLAVKOSMOS

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More than 35 years OF EXPERIENCE IN SPACE INDUSTRY
Glavkosmos (Joint Stock Company) is a daughter company of ROSCOSMOS State Space Corporation. The key objectives of the company are the promotion of Russian space industry achievements in the world market and management of international space projects.
More than
35
years of experience
in space industry
140 INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS
For more than thirty years, Glavkosmos has evolved from a ministry department to a global company which now plays an important role in the international activities of the Russian space industry. Glavkosmos is an operator of the commercial missions of Soyuz-2.1 launch vehicles performed from the Russian spaceports.
140
iternational contracts
MORE THAN 200 SUCCESSFUL LAUNCHES

Glavkosmos has implemented more than 200 successful launches with secondary payloads from the Russian spaceports.

More than
200
successful missions
with secondary payloads
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Preparations for the launch of 18 rideshare small spacecraft under Glavkosmos contracts are being completed at Vostochny February 26, 2024 Preparations for the launch of 18 rideshare small spacecraft under Glavkosmos contracts are being completed at Vostochny The launch is scheduled for February 29 Read More →
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Interesting facts

In 2023, Glavkosmos organized the launch of 42 small spacecraft from the Vostochny cosmodrome, 39 of which were Russian. This launch set a record for Vostochny for the number of simultaneously launched Russian satellites.

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In 2021-2023, Glavkosmos participated in the preparation and implementation of a unique project of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos, the First Channel and the Yellow, Black and White film studio - the first in the world history feature film "The Challenge" shot in space. The company provided the main and backup crews with individual equipment: spacesuits, seats and seat liners produced by the Russian JSC Scientific and Production Enterprise Zvezda.

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In 2021, Glavkosmos was as a co-organizer of the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX-2021). The conference was held from June 14 to 18, 2021 at the Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg. The State Space Corporation Roscosmos and the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) organized the event with the assistance of the Committee for Tourism Development of St. Petersburg.

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In 2021, Glavkosmos was authorized by the State Space Corporation Roscosmos to search for "space tourists" - customers interested in commercial space flights.

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Glavkosmos took an active part in launches of the Indian satellites. In 1988, the Indian satellite IRS-1A was launched from Baikonur, soon followed by the IRS-2B and IRS-1C satellites.

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In 1991, Glavkosmos signed a contract for the development and delivery of a batch of cryogenic oxygen-hydrogen blocks for the third stage of the Indian GSLV rocket. Later, Glavkosmos also designed and supplied equipment for upgrading the cryogenic test facilities in Mahendragiri (ISRO test facility, India).

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The first truly commercial spaceflight of the Japanese journalist Toyohiro Akiyama was performed under the contract between Glavkosmos and Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS in December of 1990).

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In 1987, Glavkosmos started coordinating international human spaceflight projects under contracts with Interkosmos: the first Syrian cosmonaut Muhammed Faris flew to the Mir space station.

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In 2015 Glavkosmos contributed to the implementation of the contract between KazCosmos and Roscosmos - the first cosmonaut of the independent Kazakhstan Aidyn Aimbetov flew to the International space station (ISS).

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In 2019, Glavkosmos participated in preparation of the mission of Hazzaa Al Mansoori, the first astronaut from UAE, who flew to the International space station (ISS) and safely returned to Earth.

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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 detente 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.
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