The 7th international Aerospace Show (MAKS-2005), held in the town of Zhukovsky, near Moscow on August 16 through 21, has finished its work.
A good deal of attention of participants in and the visitors to the show was drawn to the exhibit of the S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia organized under the aegis of the Federal Space Agency in Pavilion J and in the open ground in front of it, displaying the major areas of the Corporation activities: manned space systems (International Space Station, Soyuz and Progress spacecraft), unmanned space systems (Yamal communications satellites, Earth remote sensing satellites), rocket and space systems and the new project - a reusable manned space transportation system Clipper.
On the first day of the show the President of the Russian Federation V.V.Putin viewed the full-scale models of manned spacecraft Clipper and Soyuz, and a descent vehicle of the Soyuz spacecraft returned from space that were put on display in the grounds in front of Pavilion J.
The President of Russia visited the RSC Energia exhibit accompanied by the director of the Federal space Agency A.N.Perminov and the Corporation Designer General N.N.Sevastianov and wished them successes in the further development of the Russian space industry.
In the course of the Aerospace Show, the working meetings of the RSC Energia managers and specialists with the delegations and representatives of the business circles from Russia and abroad, which included representatives from Roskosmos, European Space Agency, NASA, National Space Agency of Ukraine, EADS, Boeing, Space Hab, Space Adventures (USA), Yuzhnoye (Ukraine), Sukhoi, Gasprom, Gascom, AvikoS (Russia) and other organizations, outlined the areas for cooperation in the development and operation of new rocket and space technology both for the near and distant future.
Agreements and contracts have been signed at the show, which include a contract to develop for Gascom in the next two years two new telecommunication satellites Yamal-300.
At the press conference of the Roskosmos and RSC Energia's top management held August 18, 2005, and dedicated to the Russia's space activities, prospects for their further development and international cooperation in that field, the President and Designer General of RSC Energia N.N.Sevostianov talked to the reporters about the work of the Corporation on the International Space Station, on the project of the reusable space system Clipper and on the lunar program proposals, including a commercial project to fly around the Moon which is being studied together with space Adventures (USA). The reporters were especially interested in the Clipper project and the lunar program.
The Corporation exhibit was a focus of attention for the participants in and visitors to MAKS-2005. In particular, during the days that the show was open, about 10 thousand people went inside the full-scale model of the Clipper spacecraft.
Copyright 2005 by Space Daily, Distributed United Press International
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