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Public Program - Tbilisi
The first Georgian space object - Reflector

Saturday, July 15, 2017, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Tbilisi Geophysical Observatory
150, D. Agmashenebeli Ave. Tbilisi 0112, Georgia

Elguja Medzmariashvili discusses Soviet space technology, the modern means of deep space communication, and the history of construction of the first Georgian space object named Reflector. In conjunction with Franchise Exhibition Illegal Kosmonavtika.

This event is free and open to the public.

   

Elguja Medzmariashvili discusses Soviet space technology, the modern means of deep space communication and the history of construction of the first Georgian space object. Named Reflector, it was launched in 1999 from the Georgian Institute of Space Structures, the exhibition site of the exhibition Illegal Kosmonavtika.




Elguja Medzmariashvili is a Georgian scientist and military figure, Doctor of Military Science, Doctor of Technical Science, Professor, Major-General, and Academician of National Science Academy of Georgia. Currently a full professor in the Georgian Technical University, he has held roles as the head of the Civil Engineering Constructions Department, and is a founder of the Georgian Institute of Space Constructions. He was also a general constructor of the first Georgian space object which launched on July 23, 1999, which, after successful deployment and testing, shifted from the orbital station Mir to independent satellite orbit. Medzmariashvili has published more than 250 scientific works, including monographs, manuals and articles, and inventions.

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