RSC Energia: Annual Quality Conference

May 3, 2017

On Friday, April 28, an Annual Quality Conference was held at RSC Energia, which finalized the progress of improving the quality management system for 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.

Among the most successful areas are introduction of IT technologies in the reliability management system, validation of new methods of work with State Corporation ROSCOSMOS and improvement of ZAO ZEM manufacturing processes.

The quality status information monitoring system is being introduced at the enterprise, which will make to possible to trace the degree of product readiness from the incoming inspection to the in-flight tests. The processes of recording, processing and analysis of data on inconsistencies and deviations from the design documentation will be computerized.

In the framework of the personnel training programs 575 employees were trained in Quality, Metrology, Standardization, Certification areas in 2016, and 207 employees were trained in the first quarter of 2017.

The bonus system was developed, intended to further motivate the employees for quality workmanship. Cash bonuses are foreseen for high-quality performance of works, as well as challenge cups and various award certificates. A quality review contest in Corporation and ZAO ZEM departments is planned, a special sign Excellent worker of quality was approved.

The conference was attended by RSC Energia and ZAO ZEM management and employees, as well as representatives of State Corporation ROSCOSMOS. At the end of the conference decisions in seven priority areas were taken. Among them are strengthening the control of standard requirements compliance, adapting process flow documentation to modern methods of work, assessing workplaces, introducing IT technologies, developing activities to prepare the quality management system for certification.

RSC Energia previously proclaimed the year 2017 as the Year of Quality in the interests of increasing labor productivity and assuring quality in development of rocket and space technology. The goal of the events is to achieve systematic work on quality assurance at all production cycle stages starting with the development of design documentation, observance of all technological requirements and arrangement of each workplace.


RSC Energia is the leading enterprise of rocket - space industry, the prime organization for manned space systems. The Corporation is working to develop unmanned and rocket systems (launch vehicles and interorbital transfer vehicles), high-tech systems for various applications to be used in non-space fields. Since August 2014 the Corporation is headed by Vladimir Solntsev.

State Corporation ROSCOSMOS is the State Corporation established in August 2015 to carry out a comprehensive reform of the Russian rocket-space industry. State Corporation ROSCOSMOS ensures the implementation of state policy in the field of space activities and their normative legal regulation, as well as places orders to develop, manufacture and deliver space technology and objects of space infrastructure. The State Corporation is also responsible for the development of International cooperation in the space area and the creation of conditions for the use of the results of space activities in the socio-economic development of Russia.




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