ISS-64 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Sergey Ryzhikov
Flight engineers:
Sergey Kud-Sverchkov
Kathleen Rubins
Michael Hopkins
Victor Glover
Shannon Walker
Soichi Noguchi



I. Khamits appointed Chief Designer for development of Orel spacecraft

June 22, 2020

Acting director general of S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (which is a part of State Corporation ROSCOSMOS) Igor Ozar has appointed Igor Khamits the Chief Designer for the development of the new-generation crew transportation spacecraft.

Igor Khamits was born in 1964. In 1988, upon graduation from Sergo Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aviation Institute, he took a job with RSC Energia. Since 2007, he has been in charge of the Design Center for Space Manned and Transportation Systems

During his work at the company he has been supporting the design of the International Space Station and the docking/cargo module. He was directly involved in the design, processing and launch of Zvezda and Pirs modules of the ISS Russian Segment. In cooperation with designers from the European Space Agency he took part in defining the configuration of the European Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV).

He has government awards.

The appointment of Igor Khamits to the position of Chief Designer has been agreed with the general director of State Corporation Roscosmos, chairman of State Commission for flight tests of manned systems Dmitry Rogozin.