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David Saint-Jaques
Ann McClain



RSC Energia celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Buran flight

November 16, 2018

On Thursday, November 15, Energia solemnly celebrated the 30th anniversary of the successful flight of the Buran reusable orbiter.

That day veterans developers of the Energia-Buran system, direct participants in work on this ambitious project were invited to the Corporation. Designer General First Deputy Director General of RSC Energia Evgeny Anatolievich Mikrin said:

- All experience and scientific and technical potential of the rocket and space industry are accumulated in this project. During its development, unique, innovative technical solutions and technologies were introduced. The pledge of success was a great experience of the ground development test. And, of course, the main factors that ensured the fulfillment of the set task were the highest level of work organization, professionalism, responsibility and enthusiasm of workers of numerous enterprises and organizations which took part in the development of this system. The accumulated experience and the technology advance made during the development of the Energia-Buran system are currently used to implement other full-scale projects of rocket and space technology, - he emphasized.

Evgeny Anatolievich presented awards of State Corporation Roscosmos, Federation of Cosmonautics of Russia and commemorative medals The 30th Anniversary of the Energia-Buran System Flight to colleagues. With a special feeling of appreciation he handed over the jubilee award to Hero of Socialist Labour, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yuri Pavlovich Semenov the former Head of the Corporation. At different times he was the Buran orbiter Designer General and the Head of the final stage of work on the Energia-Buran project.

- These were outstanding years! We can be proud of what we have done. I congratulate all the participants of those events and wish you all good luck and health, - Yuri Pavlovich, one of the most honored guests of the solemn meeting said.

After the award ceremony the view of a documentary film on history of the Energia-Buran system development and successful test was organized.

Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Filin who was Deputy Designer General of the Energia-Buran system thirty years ago also congratulated the participants. At his suggestion all those who gathered in the hall observed a minute of silence in memory of the project participants who are no more.

- Two launches of Energia were perfect. Here it is the quality of our products! But even now the collective of our enterprise bears not only the name of Korolev the spirit of creative search, his ability for great work continues to live at Energia, that was so characteristic of Sergei Pavlovich. Therefore, well cope with the tasks set before us today, - V.M. Filin said.

Representatives of enterprises and organizations which also participated in the development and launch of the Energia-Buran system congratulated the Energia personnel.

At the Center for the Technology development and the Personnel Training the commemorative awards of Roscosmos, Federation of Cosmonautics of Russia, the Governor of the Moscow Region and the Head of the Korolev city district were presented to workers and veterans of the plant by Igor Evgenievich Maltsev, Director General of ZAO ZEM.




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