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    Paris Air Show 2013

    State Research and Production Space Rocket Centre “TsSKB-Progress” will take part in the 50th International Paris Air Show Le Bourget (Paris, France) from the 17th to the 23rd of June, 2013.

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    LAAD-2013

    State Research and Production Space Rocket Centre “TsSKB-Progress” will take part in the 9th International LAAD Defense & Security 2013 Exhibition and Conference (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) from the 9th to the 12th of April, 2013.

    “TsSKB-Progress” will display models of in-house designed space-rocket hardware. Among them are models of Soyuz-2-1v and Soyuz-ST launchers on a scale of 1:20 as well as Resurs-P satellite on a scale of 1:10. A promo movie covering company’s main activities will be also showed.

    Display of the enterprise is located in Exhibition Hall 4, Stand A20.

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    Enterprise exposition

    State Research and Production Space Rocket Centre “TsSKB-Progress” took part in the Interregional Exhibition Fishing, Hunting and Water-Based Recreation on the Volga (Samara, Expo Volga Exhibition Centre) from the 28th to the 31th of March, 2013.

    Aqualine-210 boat and Aqualine-171 motor boat showed at the exhibition. Promotional materials about boats and motor boats of in-house design as well as other products of industrial purpose will be presented.

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    Enterprise exposition

    State Research and Production Space Rocket Centre “TsSKB-Progress” took part in the 6th International Motor Boats and Yachts Exhibition Moscow Boat Show 2013 holding at Crocus Expo Exhibition Centre (City of Krasnogorsk, Moskovskaya Oblast) from the 12th to the 17th of March, 2013.

    Centre’s display was located in Exhibition Pavilion 3, Hall 13, Stand C830.

    A promo video film about Aqualine-210 boat, Aqualine-170 and Progress-9 motor boats was be showed and information about other products of industrial purpose was presented at the exhibition.

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    Workers of TsSKB-Progress: Lidiya Postnikova, Olga Bedina, Galina Evseeva

    Female workers of TsSKB-Progress became the winners of The Best Women of Samara Region in 2012 reward.

    Awards ceremony took place in the Samara Philharmonic on the 25th of February. Olga Bedina, Senior Programming Engineer got the prize in The Best Mother nomination.

    Galina Evseeva, Capstan Lathe Operator of the 4th Grade was awarded prize in The Best Female Industrial Worker nomination.

    Lidiya Postnikova, Head of Social Aid Service received award in The Best Female Social Worker nomination.

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    Students of school No 86 at the opening ceremony of the Hall of TsSKB-Progress labor glory

    S.V.Tyulevin, first deputy general director – general designer of TsSKB-Progress, V.A.Shishkin, representative of union-trade committee, V.A.Igumenov, deputy general director on personnel, veterans and workers of the enterprise presented at the opening ceremony of the hall of TsSKB-Progress labor glory. N.N.Mitryanin, deputy chairman of Samara Region Duma, representatives of Samara Gubernskaya Duma and Educational Department were among distinguished guests.

    All the guests in the air speeches mentioned about friendlyrelationshipbetweenTsSKB-Prpgressandtheschoolinthedistrictwherethemajority of the workers live and most of them finished that school and today their children study at this school.

    S.V.Tyulevin told students about the history of TsSKB-Progress, about its tradition and expressed his hope that the further profession of these children would be associated with space industry.

    Amock-upofSoyuzlauncherandsomebooksonHistoryofspacetechnologydevelopmentatSamaraSpaceCentreweregiventoSchoolNo 86 as a present.

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    O.Kononenko and A.Kirilin

    On the 28th of December, 2012 Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko, a cosmonaut-explorer and a Hero of Russia visited State Research and Production Space Centre “TsSKB-Progress”.

    Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko met with the staff of the centre, shared impressions of his work during the 30/31 flights to the International Space Station and answered the questions of the workers.

    Oleg Kononenko presented the issue of the newspaper “Volzskaya Kommuna” dated April 13, 1961 to the General Director Alexander Nikolaevich Kirilin. This issue contains an autograph of the first cosmonaut Yury Gagarin and is also signed by six cosmonauts participated in the 30/31 ISS flights. From now on, this newspaper is set out in the museum of “TsSKB-Progress”.

    Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko is one of the cosmonauts of Samara. He worked at “TsSKB-Progress” from 1988 till 1998.

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    Veterans’ Club

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    On October 12th, 2012 at 22 h 15 min Moscow time, a Soyuz-ST-B launch vehicle was successfully launched from the Guiana Space Centre with the Fregat-MT upper stage and two Galileo-IOV satellites atop. 
    The Soyuz-ST-B launch vehicle is developed and manufactured by TsSKB-Progress under the Soyuz in the Guiana Space Centre program. Soyuz-ST-B is a modified version of Soyuz-2-1b designed to satisfy requirements of the Guiana Space Centre with respect to safety, telemetry system, and operating conditions. 
    For information: 
    TsSKB-progress plays a key role in the Soyuz in GSC project: the enterprise is responsible for the launch-vehicle, launch pad and also performs general technical management of Russian industrial enterprises engaged in launch activities. 
    Soyuz-ST-B is modified according to the European partners’ requirements of safety, telemetry system, and operating conditions. 
    Within the framework of the Soyuz in the GSC project, it is planned to perform no less than 50 launches from the Guiana Space Centre within the next 15 years. In prospect, this will allow raising competitive capacity of both European and Russian launch-vehicles due to formation of a range of complementary launchers comprising French Arians-5, Vegas and Russian Soyuzes-ST. 

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    Rogozin D. September 7, 2012

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