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Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
-Inscription on Columbus' caravels-

Who We Are

MirCorp is an international firm established by the Gold & Appel Transfer S.A. holding company and RSC Energia - Russia's oldest and most respected space company.

RSC Energia (whose full name is S. P. Korolev Rocket & Space Corporate Energia) has been a pioneer of space technology since man's goals turned towards space in the 1940s. Founded by Sergei P. Korolev, RSC Energia presided over the launch of both the first artificial satellite, Sputnik-1, and the first manned space flight by Yuri Gagarin.

EarthIn the past 50 years, the company pioneered Russian space technology, including all Russian manned space stations, launch vehicles, and satellite technology. Today, lead by General Designer and President Yuri Semenov, RSC Energia oversees the operation of the Mir space station.

The Netherlands-based MirCorp brings Western financial support and management expertise together with Russia's unmatched experience in the operation of manned orbital space stations.

International investors have committed funding for Mir's commercial operation, and MirCorp is tasked with raising additional funds that will support the station's operation for the medium term. An international team of strategic partners, corporate sponsors and station users will join with us in using the Mir as a stepping stone to the development of a true outpost in space.

 

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