This enterprise turns out nearly 70 percent of all Russian multi-role space satellites, RIA Novosti learned at the corporate press center here today.
The afore-said complex comprises an area for simulating zero gravity; that area, which will be used to test various systems unfurling solar batteries and antennas, features a vibration-test bench and a balancing-test bench, as well as a transport-test bench for assessing the influence of transport systems on satellites being delivered to any particular space center.
The complex also includes a 600-cubic-meter acoustic chamber, which will subject satellites to sonic pressure being encountered during launches.
According to experts, this complex boasts a unique echo-free ("mute") chamber, which can simulate the outer-space environment, which is devoid of any noise.
This test complex, which was commissioned on the eve of Cosmonautics Day (i.e. the 43-rd anniversary of Yury Gagarin's trailblazing space flight, due to be marked April 12), completely matches all international standards, the association's press-center stressed.