Rostec ready to assist Turkey in space agency development

Rostec ready to assist Turkey in space agency development
Rostec ready to assist Turkey in space agency development. Image source: YouTube

Rostec is ready to expand its cooperation with Turkey in creating and developing the republic’s space agency. Earlier, the Turkish satellite Turksat-4A was launched in cooperation with Rosoboronexport (part of Rostec).

Rostec is actively developing the space industry and introducing advanced technologies in various areas of space exploration. The engines manufactured by UEC put Soyuz carrier rockets into orbit. Technodinamika produces life support systems for pilots and astronauts, including the Orlan-MKS space suit and the latest “space” parachute system. Optical devices designed by Shvabe sense the earth’s surface from satellites, and are also used in the largest observatories in the world. RT-Chemcomposite creates unique composite materials that can withstand ultra-high temperatures and heavy loads.

“Rostec and its Turkish partners have had a mutually beneficial relationship in various industries for a long time. We certainly welcome our partners’ intent to develop the space industry,” said Viktor Kladov, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy Department of the State Corporation. “Rostec has a wide range of competences and extensive expertise in developing the space industry, and we are ready to expand and strengthen cooperation in this sphere.”

In addition, through Rosoboronexport and in the interests of foreign customers, Russian aerospace industry enterprises create and launch spacecraft for various purposes, make ground control complexes, complexes for receiving and processing data from satellites, and provide foreign partners with maps created based on space images. Specialists from partner countries learn how to carry out thematic processing and analysis of data obtained by remote sensing of Earth, with support from Rosoboronexport.

Rosoboronexport may suggest unique comprehensive projects to partners, as in the case when the first Malaysian astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor was sent to the ISS as part of an offset agreement to the contract for supplying Su-30MKM fighters.

Overall, Rosoboronexport  has assisted in putting over 30 spacecraft from 14 countries into relevant orbits, including in the interests of the UK, Germany, Italy, China, Norway, Sweden, and the European Space Agency. 

Rostec Corporation is a Russian corporation that was established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organizations that are currently part of eleven holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and four holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as over 80 directly managed organizations. Rostec’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, UralVagonZavod, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of more than 100 countries. In 2017 the consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1 trillion 589 million rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 121 and 305 billion rubles respectively. In 2017 the average salary in the Corporation was 46 800 rubles. According to Rostec’s strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec’s key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalization of Russian economy.

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