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English Version of Encyclopedia on Russian Rockets and Spacecraft Delivered by PROMT Translation Systems

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Saint-Petersburg, Russia - Dec. 15, 2004 – PROMT, the leading provider of machine translation technologies, announced the release of the English version of multimedia encyclopedia “Rockets and Spacecraft of Yuzhnoye Spacecraft Design Office” – reference CD-ROM on history and projects of Yuzhnoye Spacecraft Design Office, one of the biggest SDOs in the Soviet Union and the renowned leader of the post-Soviet spacecraft design industry.

The multimedia encyclopedia “Rockets and Spacecraft of Yuzhnoye Spacecraft Design Office” was initially created by the specialists of Yuzhnoye SDO in Russian language. It includes the detailed information on the history and main projects of the spacecraft design office: the descriptions and construction specifications of missiles, rockets, launch vehicles and spacecraft designed by the specialists of Yuzhnoye Spacecraft Design Office for the period from 1954 to 1999.

The importance the management of Yuzhnoye SDO attaches to the establishment of international contacts and to the adequate presentation of the activities of the spacecraft design office to the international audience required the high-quality localization of the encyclopedia in English language. The translation of the encyclopedia was delivered with the help of PROMT translation systems. Yuzhnoye SDO purchased and installed PROMT Professional, high qualified professional translation software that meets the growing demands of translation and localization professionals, and two PROMT specialized dictionaries, «Business» and «Technology», to secure the accurate translation of specialized texts. The high speed of translation delivered by PROMT translation software ensured the compliancy with the deadlines. The accurate translation was assured through the extensive set of customization tools and terminology mining software included in PROMT Professional.

«The creation of multimedia presentation of our spacecraft design office and its projects both in Russian and in English languages is an important step in building appropriate information support for our organization. The essential prerequisite of the English version of this reference CD-ROM was the accuracy of translation and PROMT translation systems succeeded in delivering high-quality and efficient translation,” – said Nikolai K. Khvatov, the head of Advanced Information Technologies Laboratory of Yuzhnoye SDO.

«PROMT translation systems and dictionaries can be used in a wide range of different projects. We are happy to announce that our software products were used for the localization of Yuzhnoye Spacecraft Design Office multimedia encyclopedia. Although the task of localization implied the translation of a considerable volume of specialized texts PROMT translation systems managed to deliver accurate and time-relevant translation. This project proved that our translation software is the best in its class,” - said Svetlana Svetova, PROMT's Language Service Dirtector.

About Yuzhnoye State Spacecraft Design Office

Yuzhnoye State Spacecraft Design Office (www.yuzhnoye.com) – one of the biggest SDOs that develops sophisticated high-tech projects in cooperation with its partners. The main activity of Yuzhnoye State Spacecraft Design Office remains the creation and operation of the spacecraft.

Those who want to purchase the multimedia encyclopedia “Rockets and Spacecraft of Yuzhnoye Spacecraft Design Office” (in Russian and English version) please contact Space-Inform information center:

11, Bozhenko str., Kyiv Ukraine 03068
Space-Inform information center
Tel ./ Fax: (8-044) 220-84-73
E - mail: inform@space.com.ua



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