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January 15, 2013
Deputy Chairman of the RF Government, head of the Military-Industrial Commission D.O. Rogozin got acquainted with RSC Energia activities

Deputy Chairman of the RF Government, head of the Military-Industrial Commission under the Government of the Russian Federation D.O. Rogozin held a working meeting at S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia.

President and General Designer of RSC Energia V.A. Lopota gave his report to the Deputy Chairman of the RF Government D.O. Rogozin, head of the Federal Space Agency V.A. Popovkin and their accompanying persons on the following subjects:

  • progress of work done by the company under government contracts, including work under Federal Space Program;
  • the lines along which the Corporation is going to further develop and to re-equip its production base;
  • forming an integrated structure on the basis of RSC Energia.

D.O. Rogozin got acquainted with the history of the company, its current manufacturing capabilities and Corporation work plans, manufacturing of spacecraft and modules for the International Space Station, manufacturing of unmanned spacecraft and upper stages under contracts with the Government and foreign customers, development of technologies for rocket and space industry, new-generation space hardware, which is currently in its final stages of assembly and preparation for flight tests.

 

For reference:

  1. RSC Energia is a strategically important company of Russia, the prime contractor for manned space systems, the leader of rocket and space industry. It was founded on August 26, 1946. The top priority is given to the development of new space technologies including development of specialized unmanned space systems for various purposes, rocket systems and vehicle for orbit-to-orbit transportation for inserting spacecraft into their target orbits. It has a high scientific and technological potential and invaluable experience in rocket and space technology projects.
  2. The Corporation laid the foundation for arming the country with missile weaponry, made possible man's breakthrough into space, and development of our country's rocket and space technology and spaceflight.
  3. The company played a leading role in the development of:
    • our country's first ballistic missiles of various types, including intercontinental missile R-7, which became the basis for the first space launch vehicle (LV) Sputnik and its subsequent modifications, including the current Soyuz LV, one of the most reliable in the world;
    • 14 missile systems, out of which 11 have been accepted for service and put into production;
    • the world's first artificial Earth satellite, first unmanned spacecraft for missions to the Moon, Venus and Mars, first scientific satellites;
    • manned spacecraft of the Vostok series (which carried into space Y.A. Gagarin, G.S. Titov, V.V. Tereshkova and others), Voskhod, Soyuz, Soyuz T, Soyuz TM, Soyuz TMA;
    • first Zenit satellites for detailed imaging of the Earth surface;
    • Our country's first communications satellite Molniya-1;
    • unmanned cargo transportation spacecraft Progress, Progress M, Progress M1;
    • space stations Salyut, Salyut-4, Salyu-6, Salyut-7 and multi-modular space station Mir;
    • orbital space observatory Gamma for astrophysical and geophysical research;
    • space system Energia-Buran, wich included the world's largest LV Energia and reusable orbiter Buran.
  4. The company also worked on other significant space projects: manned lunar systems L1, LЗ, super-heavy LV N1, multipurpose manned orbital and Martian vehicles, unmanned systems for communications and telecommunications, remote sensing, etc. It was the prime developer and contractor for international programs Soyuz-Apollo, Interkosmos, Mir-Shuttle, Mir-NASA, Euromir, Inspektor, Altair, etc.
  5. Major projects:
    • International Space Station, including a program of special space experiments in the interests of various customers, and development of instrumentation and elements of advanced SC and systems, using the opportunities afforded by the Russian Segment of the international space station and free-flying Progress-type spacecraft.;
    • Launchers and orbit-to-orbit transportation, including a sea-based launch complex Sea Launch and modern versions of DM-type upper stages to deliver SC of various customers into working orbits;
    • unmanned space systems of new generation for various purposes (broadband noise-resistant communications and telecommunications, Earth remote sensing and monitoring Earth regions in various wavebands of the electromagnetic spectrum, providing warning about important events and threats, etc.);
    • advanced manned transportation system with a new-generation spacecraft, including the ability to conduct special experiments and studies during free flight of the spacecraft;
    • transportation and power module with a megawatt-class power unit - a vehicle to transport various spacecraft from orbit to orbit, as well as a platform with a capability to provide high power to attached unmanned spacecraft or onboard modules for special purposes;
    • interplanetary infrastructure (preliminary engineering studies: manned assembly and operations complex in low-Earth orbit and complexes in low-orbits around planets, manned interplanetary vehicle and lander, infrastructures of assets for automated mission support and activities on the planetary surfaces).

 

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