The initiative ISON project started in 2004 with the support of grants. In a broad international cooperation, a full cycle of research on so-called space debris was worked out — setting tasks, wide-angle optical telescopes, software, places for observatories, a population model. And ISON became an incubator of innovative solutions that were implemented when creating observatories of Roscosmos and industrial organizations. The global interdepartmental network included 100 telescopes, which made it possible to obtain world-class scientific and applied results. In recent years, ISON, consisting of 44 telescopes, has again become an independent international project that performs scientific and applied work at the expense of grants.