The company “Gazprom space systems”, according to “RIA Novosti”, began to establish Assembly production of spacecraft for the “Sphere”.
Large-scale Russian project “Sphere”, we recall, aims to develop a global communications system, which will include more than 600 satellites. The platform will allow you to solve a variety of tasks, including secure communication, high-speed Internet access and optical observation of the planet in real time.
The company “Gazprom space systems” will be located in Shchelkovo, near Moscow. It is expected that the plant will annually produce up to four large spacecraft and small satellites up to 100.
The entry of the enterprise into operation is planned in the third quarter of 2022. It is planned the signing of an agreement on the equity participation of Roscosmos in the construction and operation of the plant. About the size of the investment in the production of not reported.
Note that the company “Gazprom space systems” has created, operates and develops the system of satellite communication and broadcasting “Yamal”. It includes the satellites “Yamal-601”, “Yamal-402”, “Yamal-401, Yamal-202, Yamal-300K” and ground control to spacecraft. Future satellites of the family planned to gather at the new plant.