Glavkosmos and NPP Zvezda Discussed Possible Cooperation on Commercial Human Spaceflights

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — The top management of Glavkosmos (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation) visited the Zvezda Research and Production Enterprise in Tomilino, Moscow Region. Representatives of Glavkosmos and the leadership of NPP Zvezda held substantive negotiations, during which they discussed work on the implementation of contracts for the manufacture of spacesuits, cradles and chairs for the Indian manned program, as well as the manufacture of appropriate equipment for participants in the scientific and educational project “Challenge”.

All work under the contracts between Glavkosmos and NPP “Zvezda” is carried out by the enterprise in accordance with the schedule. In addition, the parties substantively discussed interaction in the field of new promising projects, including the use of many years of experience and production facilities of NPP “Zvezda” for the manufacture of individual flight equipment that will be used by commercial participants in space flights – tourists and researchers.

The possibility of commercial space flight participants using equipment manufactured by NPP Zvezda to provide spacewalks was discussed separately, in connection with the receipt of such requests by Glavkosmos.

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Glavkosmos  is a subsidiary of the Roscosmos State Corporation. The main task of the company is to promote the achievements of the Russian rocket and space industry to world markets and to manage complex international projects. For more than thirty years of the company’s history, more than 140 international contracts have been successfully implemented, including the launch of more than 150 spacecraft as an associated payload.

Zvezda Research and Production Enterprise is a leading enterprise in Russia in the field of creation and production of individual life support systems for pilots and cosmonauts, means of rescuing crews and passengers in case of aircraft accidents, systems for refueling aircraft in flight.