According to the company’s Anna Novikova, Pax is one of many organisations involved in a project for the European Space Agency programme and has been contracted to design, manufacture and assemble a mobile service tower/gantry for the launch pad of the Soyuz rocket-carrier within the programme in French Guyana.

“This is a new venture for us,” she said. “There is a big demand for this service in Russia as there is a big growth area in the development of entertainment centres and parks owned by private enterprises.”