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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
Industry Commercial spaceflight
Founded 1997
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Website www.kosmotras.ru

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]

ReferencesEdit

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

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