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Oleg Kononenko
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David Saint-Jaques
Ann McClain
Ovchinin Alexey
Nick Hague
Christina Koch


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RSC Energia: a program of practical study for the personnel reserve was launched

November 13, 2018

On Monday, November 12, a practical study for representatives of the personnel reserve of the Roscosmos State Corporation began at RSC Energia. The program called the Chief Designer School will last five days. Top managers of ten leading enterprises and organizations of our industry take part in it.

The main purpose of this special course is to develop the design horizons of reservists and study by them the activity spheres different from their professional training.

The Chief Designer School participants will get acquainted with history of RSC Energia and its production site – ZAO ZEM, the current activity of the enterprise, its advanced developments and leading employees of the Corporation. Representatives of the personnel reserve of Roscosmos will be told about the quality management system and training of engineering and technical personnel, social policy of the enterprise.

The Chief Designer School was launched at the Energia Situation Center. Head of the Human Resources Department Yulia Ivanova told about the plan for the forthcoming special course and features of its organization. She noted that the program participants will visit RSC Energia departments in accordance with the product life cycle – from design departments to the Mission Control Center.

Alexandr Derechin, Deputy Director General of RSC Energia for Business and International Activity Development spoke about the Energia mission and the Corporation position in domestic rocket and space industry. In his speech he made a detailed assessment of the Corporation development at the present phase and its priorities, spoke about tasks related to the development of a new Soyuz-5 rocket and the advanced transport vehicle, as well as the final stage of the deployment of the ISS Russian Segment. Alexandr Derechin emphasized the need to lay the groundwork for the development of deep space by 2025. At the end of the lecture he answered the colleague questions.

Then the special course participants visited the RSC Energia Museum and the ZAO ZEM Technology Development and Personnel Training Center.

After launch they got acquainted with the process of designing space manned complexes and transport systems and also saw using the virtual reality stand how 3D technologies are used to optimize design solutions.

The first day of the Chief Designer School ended with the study of the process of ergonomic test of the advanced products at the Corporation Space Flight Center. The lesson was held by the Head of the Center, Pilot-Cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Alexandr Kaleri.




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