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KhalifaSat, the remote sensing Earth observation satellite manufactured in the United Arab Emirates, was launched into orbit on 29th October 2018 from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. KhalifaSat is the first satellite built in Dubai government’s space science and research facility and the first one developed entirely by a team of Emirati engineers. KhalifaSat is equipped with Optolink’s fiber-optic gyroscopes SRS1000, manufactured using Optolink’s radiation-stable polarization maintaining (PM, PANDA-type) fiber, to control satellite attitude and an electro-optical payload. Operating at Sun-synchronous orbit with nominal altitude 613 km, the spacecraft with a mass of 330 kg features a fully redundant design with a design life of 5 years, a power generation of 450 W and a size of just under two metres in height and less than 1.5 metres in diameter. KhalifaSat offers high resolution satellite imagery 0.7m Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) for panchromatic imagery and 2.98m GSD in four multi-spectral bands and with Attitude Accuracy <0.01°, and provides high-resolution imagery of Earth to be used for various purposes, including urban planning, change monitoring, area classification, monitoring environmental change and aiding relief efforts for natural disasters. The satellite imagery from KhalifaSat will be provided to local government entities and a number of commercial entities both locally and internationally.

Three Optolink's TRS500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of the latest Soyuz modification, Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. Three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 54/55 crew returned to Earth inside the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft after having spent 168 days in orbit. Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Norishige Kanai safely soft-landed at 8:39 a.m. EDT (12:39 GMT) June 3, 2018, on the Kazakh Steppe in Kazakhstan some 280 miles (450 kilometers) northeast of Baikonur Cosmodrome where the trio launched in December 2017. Trio head home from ISS along with an Adidas Telstar 18 football that is planned to be used during the opening game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow on June 14.

Optolink RPC LLC has made presentation  « High-precision inertial measurement unit IMU-5000» at 5th IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems, which has been held in Lake Como, Italy, 26-29 March 2018. Presentation has been given by Head of Lab "Navigation and Motion Control" at LLC RPC "Optolink", Ph.D. Igor Fedorov. Measured IMU parameters (ARW around 6.9×10-5 °/sqrt(hour) with bias stability better than 8×10-5 °/hour)) allow to assess this kind of devices as the highest-precision strategic grade fiber-optic gyroscopes’ based IMU, commercially available. At this symposium the latest state of inertial sensors and navigation systems as well as of gyro technologiуs was presented.

Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of the latest Soyuz modification, Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. Expedition 54 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA and Commander Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos have returned from the International Space Station (ISS) in their Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft.  The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft with a Russian-American crew trio on board parachuted to a safe rocket-cushioned landing on the snow-covered steppe of Kazakhstan on February 28, 2018 at 02:13 local time in Kazakhstan, on-target 146 kilometers south-east from the town of Dzhezkazgan  after a 114.5-million-Kilometer mission circling the Earth 2,688 times over 168 days.

Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of the latest Soyuz modification, Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. The Russian Soyuz MS-05 safely returned with Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA and Flight Engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos on the Kazakh steppes on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:38 a.m. EST (08:38 GMT or 2:38 p.m. local time) near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Bresnik, Nespoli and Ryazanskiy are returning after 139 days in space where they served as members of the Expedition 52 and 53 crews onboard the International Space Station.

Optolink RPC LLC has made presentation «Highest bias stability fiber optic gyroscope SRS-5000» at 2017 DGON Inertial Sensors and Systems (ISS) Symposium Gyro Technology, which has been held in Karlsruhe, Germany on September 19-20. Presentation has been given by Head of Lab "Navigation and Motion Control" at LLC RPC "Optolink", Ph.D. Igor Fedorov. Measured parameters of SRS-5000 (ARW around 6.9×10-5 °/sqrt(hour) with bias stability better than 8×10-5 °/hour) allow to assess this type of devices as the highest-precision strategic grade fiber-optic gyroscopes, commercially available. At this symposium the latest state of inertial sensors and navigation systems as well as gyro technologis was presented. This also includes applications of IFOG technology, the development of new systems, components and test procedures as well as investigations on cost and marketing aspects.

Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of the latest Soyuz modification, Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. After four and a half months in space, Roscosmos’ Soyuz MS-04 safely returned Expedition 52 crew, Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer of NASA, and Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Landing on the Kazakh steppes on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 07:22 local time in Kazakhstan, on-target 147 kilometers from the town of Dzhezkazgan, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson concluded an 288 day mission aboard the International Space Station, a mission which has seen her shatter records and accumulate a NASA-unparalleled 665 days in space.

Our products were represented by our customers(Academician Pilyugin Center, CSPA "LENINETZ", SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER “ZASLON”) as parts of their devices at the 13th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2017.

RPC “Optolink” attended International Maritime Defence Show IMDS-2017, one of the largest naval equipment and weapons international exhibition, which took place at the St.Petersburg, Russia, June 28-July 2. IMDS is ranked among the three world leading exhibitions in the field of Naval and Commercial Shipbuilding, Weapons, Armaments, Weapon Control Complexes, Navigation Systems, Communications, and Hydroacoustic Armament. 443 exhibitors, including 50 foreign companies from 32 countries and all leading Russian companies in maritime sector, attended IMDS-2017

Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of the latest Soyuz modification, Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. A Russian cosmonaut and an astronaut from France? ), descending on board Russia's Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft returned from the International Space Station on Friday, 02 June 2017. Oleg Novitskiy of Russia's space agency Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet with the European Space Agency (ESA), safely soft-landed at 10:10 a.m. EDT (14:10 GMT or 8:10 p.m. local time) on the Kazakh steppes, on-target 147 kilometers from the town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan after nearly 196 day space flight.

Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of the latest Soyuz modification, Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. Three International Space Station crew members, Expedition 50 Commander Sergei Ryzhikov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Flight Engineers Andrei Borisenko (Roscosmos) and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, safely soft-landed Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft in Kazakhstan, on Monday, April 10 2017 at 7:20 a.m. EDT (2:21 p.m. Moscow time) on the steppes of Kazakhstan, 147 kilometers southeast from the town of Dzhezkazgan, after nearly 173-day space flight.

Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of the latest Soyuz modification, Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. Three International Space Station crew members, Expedition 49 Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Flight Engineers, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) safely soft-landed their upgraded Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft in Kazakhstan, 148 kilometers southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan at 11:58 p.m. EDT on Saturday, October 29 (06:58 a.m. Moscow time on Sunday, October 30). Together, the Expedition 49 crew members contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the world-class orbiting laboratory during their 115 days in space.

Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. The Russian Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft has successfully returned Expedition 48 Commander Flight Engineer Jeff Williams of NASA, along with Soyuz Commander Alexey Ovchinin and Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, to Earth. The spacecraft has safely soft-landed on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 at 01:14 UTC (4:14 a.m. Moscow time) on the steppes of Kazakhstan, 148 kilometers southeast from the town of Dzhezkazgan, after nearly 173-day space flight. It is the final planned Soyuz TMA-M, which will be replaced by the upgraded Soyuz-MS.

Inertial measurement unit IMU-5001D for high-precision inertial navigation (including Pipeline inspection gauges (PIGs)) has been developed and stated to be supplied. IMU—501D is based on three Optolink’s single-axis closed loop fiber optic gyroscopes SRS-501 and three quartz pendulum accelerometers.

Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. Three International Space Station crew members, Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Flight Engineers ESA astronaut Tim Peake and NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, , descending on board Russia's Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft, safely soft-landed on Saturday, 18 June at 5:15 a.m. EDT (0915 GMT; 3:15 p.m. local time) on the Kazakh steppes, 148 kilometers from the town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan after nearly 186 day space flight. This was Malenchenko's sixth spaceflight , Kopra has now completed his second station mission. Peake, having landed on his first mission, is the first European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut to fly on behalf of the British government.

Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. Three International Space Station crew members made a successful on-target landing aboard the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft on 2 March 2016 04:26 UTC (7:26 am Moscow time) around 147 kilometers southeast from the town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan. Scott Kelly (NASA) and Mikhail Kornienko (Roscosmos) returned to Earth after a 340-day mission, making 5,440 orbits around the planet in the longest flight in ISS history. Their commander, Sergei Volkov (Roscosmos), returned after a 182-day flight. Kelly's and Kornienko's March-to-March mission was flown to collect medical data in support of future, longer missions out into the solar system, including sending crews to Mars.

CEO of Optolink RPC LLC, Prof. Yury Korksihko gave presentations «Fiber optic gyro for space applications. Results of R&D and flight tests» and «High precision fiber-optic gyro with extended dynamic range» in 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems, has been held in Laguna Beach, USA, 23-25 February 2016.

The Forbes has included Optolink into the list of 10 russian companies that are a success abroad: “10 Russian Сompanies Able to Meet Competition with the West”

The TeLEOS-1 satellite was successfully launched on December 16, 2015 (12:30:00 UTC) by India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C29)  from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on the east coast of India. The TeLEOS-1 is first made-in-Singapore commercial Earth Observation satellite. It offers 1 meter high resolution satellite imagery with an average revisit time of between 12 to 16 hours, enabling decision makers and users the convenient access to high temporal imagery and geospatial solutions, and response to time sensitive events, such as homeland security and border control, maritime situation awareness, and disaster monitoring and management around the equatorial belt.



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