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The International Space Company Kosmotras or ISC Kosmotras (Russian: ЗАО Международная космическая компания “Космотрас”[1]) is a joint project, between Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, established in 1997. It developed and now operates a commercial expendable launch system using the Dnepr rocket. The Dnepr is a converted decommissioned SS-18 ICBM. ISC Kosmotras conducts Dnepr launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome and Yasny launch base in Dombarovskiy, Russia.[2]

ISC Kosmotras
Joint stock company
IndustryCommercial spaceflight
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia

Company profileEdit

Company principal office is located in Moscow, Russia.

ISC Kosmotras project members and their roles:[3]

  • Russia (90% stocks ownership)
    • State Space Corporation Roscosmos - state support and supervision, provision of facilities and services at Baikonur Cosmodrome
    • Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation – allocation of SS-18 assets to be converted into Dnepr-1 launch vehicles, SS-18 storage and Dnepr-1 standard launch operations
    • JSC ASKOND (Moscow) – primary entity for Dnepr Program management
    • JSC Rosobschemash Corporation (Moscow) - coordination of SS-18 elimination programs
    • FSUE Design Bureau of Special Machine Building (St. Petersburg) - primary entity for maintenance of launch complex and processing facilities
    • FSUE Central Scientific and Research Institute of Machine Building (Moscow) - scientific and technical support of the program
    • FSUE Scientific and Production Association “IMPULSE” (St. Petersburg) - development and upgrade of launch control and support equipment
    • State Enterprise Moscow Electrical and Mechanical Equipment Plant (Moscow) - modification of launch vehicle control system instrumentation
  • Ukraine
  • Kazakhstan (10% stocks ownership)
    • Aerospace Committee of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources - state support and supervision
    • National Company Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary - shareholder from Kazakhstan side
    • State Enterprise “INFRAKOS” (Baikonur) - participation in Dnepr Program activities at Baikonur Cosmodrome
      • State Enterprise “INFRAKOS-EKOS”, a subsidiary of “INFRAKOS” (Alma-Aty) – ecological support of the program.

In 2006 ISC Kosmotras became ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 certified through ISO certification agency Bureau Veritas Quality International (BVQI). ISC Kosmotras received ISO 9001:2000 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management Systems) certificates.[4]


  1. ^ Can be confused with company Kosmotrans (Russian: ФГУП НПФ КОСМОТРАНС) working in Baikonur
  2. ^ "On Dnepr LV Next Launch". ISC Kosmotras. Archived from the original on 2007-06-08.
  3. ^ "DNEPR User's guide" (PDF). MIT. November 2001.
  4. ^ "ISC Kosmotras Awarded ISO Certificates". ISC Kosmotras. Archived from the original on 2007-06-08.

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