Russia to build new satellite-making plant

August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) Russia will build a new satellite manufacturing plant that will build about 600 communication and observation satellites a year, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.

The plant will be built in Shchyolkovo town, just outside the Russian capital, Moscow region governor Sergei Shoigu said.

A research hub will also be created there, Shoigu said.

The plant will provide about 1,000 jobs and will be “environmentally clean”, the governor added.

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