The testing centre is established to provide deployment of the system of orbital spacecraft constellation and maintain them in combat. The centre also provides cargo tracking for the International Space Station.
The starting point for the creation of the Space Centre named after cosmonaut German Titov is by right regarded January 30, 1956, when the Soviet Union adopted the programme of development and launch of the first artificial earth satellite.
The specialists of the testing centre and subordinate military units in cooperation with the Mission Control provide all the space programmes since the launch of the first artificial earth satellite in on October 4, 1957.
The servicemen are responsible for the condition of almost all domestic orbital systems – military, scientific, manned, etc.
This Earth space service provides smooth operation of communication, navigation, weather forecast, mapping, broadcasting, retransmission, and other satellites.
Over the years, the launch and control (more than seven million sessions) of more than three thousand spacecraft is provided;flight testings of about 250 types of military and dual use spacecraft were conducted in cooperation with the cosmodromes.
Forces and facilities of the Testing Centre cover almost whole territory of the Russian Federation – from St. Petersburg to Kamchatka.