Mr Medvedev said in particular in his telegram:
“Through the efforts of several generations of scientists, engineers and designers you have developed a unique experimental and production base that meets the most advanced demands and has no equal in the world. The engines built in the plant’s workshops laid Russia’s road into space and have become a key part of the country’s nuclear missile shield. The first satellite in orbit, the space flight of Yury Gagarin, the construction of space stations, cargo and transport spacecraft – these are all glorious pages in your enterprise’s history.
Today, your plant is one of the Russian defence industry’s leading multi-profile centres, able to find solutions to even the most complex problems. It harmoniously combines fundamental research and applied work to create special purpose spacecraft and equipment.
I am sure that you will continue to make a worthy contribution to strengthening Russia’s reputation as a great space power.”
In recent years, the plant has built several modules for the International Space Station (the Zvezda Service Module, Pirs docking compartment and others), and systems for the European cargo spacecraft. It builds the Soyuz-TMA, Progress M and Progress M1 spacecraft, satellites for various purposes using the Viktoria universal multi-purpose satellite base, and much more.