R&P Small Satellites Center LLC: “Small satellites are great opportunities!”

Research and Production Center Small Satellites Limited Liability Company (R&P Small Satellites CenterLLC) was founded in March, 2010. It is one of Russia’s first small innovative enterprises to develop and make small satellites, platforms and support systems.

Creating small satellites is one of the most promising areas of satellite construction. The main advantages of modern small satellites are a wide range of current applied problems that can be solved at relatively low cost, for a short period of development and manufacturing, as well as an opportunity to launch it as concurrent payload.

R&P Small Satellites Center LLC is located in the city of Zheleznogorsk, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, where ISS-Reshetnev Company, Russia’s largest satellite provider of satellites, is situated. In 2015 R&P Small Satellites Center entered the top three of the first residents of the Industrial Park, currently under construction in Zheleznogorsk as part of the cluster.

In 2014 the company received a license to carry out space activity. And in 2015 it was certified, which confirmed that the quality management system (QMS) of the company provides the design, development and production of small-class spacecraft platforms and their components. The regulatory QMS documentation of the company complies with the requirements of GOST ISO 9001-2011, Annex RC-11, Regulation 11-KT GOST PPRA, including GOST RV 0015-002-2012 and OST 134-1028-2012.

The main principle of the Company’s work is openness and readiness for cooperation and collaboration with various companies, organizations and institutions working in space-related industries. Based on this principle, R&P Small Satellites Center LLC is implementing partner programs and projects and invites the most advanced domestic and foreign groups, enterprises and organizations to participate in them.

Current customers and partners of R&P Small Satellites Center LLC are the leading industrial enterprises, the best universities and research companies interested in the development of Russian microsatellite technology. The main partners are:

  • JSC Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems (Zheleznogorsk);
  • Siberian State Aerospace University (SibSAU) (Krasnoyarsk);
  • Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk);
  • S.A. Lavochkin Scientific and Production Association (Moscow);
  • FSUE Scientific-Production Enterprise Radiosvyaz (Krasnoyarsk);
  • National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (Tomsk);
  • Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) (Moscow);
  • JSC "SPC" Precision Instrumentation Systems" (Moscow).
  • What helps R&P Small Satellites Center LLC to implement various projects in small spacecraft development and creation are highly qualified professionals having unique experience in production of satellites developed for various purposes, modern equipment and all the opportunities to attract resources of partner companies.

License for space activities:

Our mission is to create small satellites that will make the practical use of space more accessible and efficient for both big and small countries, agencies and even private organizations.

The foundation of R&P Small Satellites Center LLC, a small commercial enterprise, was based on the following reasons:

- the need to create inexpensive space systems in Russia to solve some scientific and economic problems;

- lack of cheap and reliable platforms manufactured for the shortest period of time for technological experiments, namely to test technologies, instruments and components for long life-time satellites;

- periodic loss of interest to small satellite production in large companies that have a full set of orders for the main satellite production, as well as slow development and adoption of innovative solutions, as it involves enormous risks in technical, financial and other fields.

Analysis of the situation has shown that the production of small satellites, their onboard systems and devices can be fulfilled by a small technological company in the most effective way. It is here that possible new technological solutions can be made for a short period of time, and there is a huge potential for development.

The slogan of R&P Small Satellites Center LLC is: "Small satellites are great opportunities!". It reflects the essence of our business. We strive at the creation of affordable small satellites that can be made for a short period of time to solve various scientific and economic problems of vital importance for Russia, including land use, agriculture and forestry, emergency monitoring etc.

The orbital groups of small satellites help provide communication services and earth remote sensing. Moreover, the cost of our small satellites is lower, the manufacture period is shorter than that for medium and heavy-class satellites, and the onboard systems of the platform are based on devices and equipment produced in the Russian Federation.

We are proud that through our work the lives of the Russians will become more comfortable, convenient and much better!