On the 22nd of November the EDB Fakel made a visit to the company NEXEYA based in Toulouse. The visit took place under the aegis of the Embassy of France in Russia and CNES.

The 21st of February marked the awards ceremony for the workers which was held in Drama Theater of Kaliningrad region in honor of Defense of the Fatherland Day. The award was conferred, among others, on Director of EDB Fakel. The Governor of the region A. Alikhanov awarded M. Korkunov with a medal of the Order For merit to the Fatherland and congratulated the staff of EDB Fakel on this holiday. The contribution of EDB Fakel to the development of space industry and as the enterprise itself playing a key role in international space industry were highlighted by such governmental award.

Saturday marked Maslenitsa Celebration for the enterprise employees.

In the period from November 15th to November 17th the state corporation ROSCOSMOS in partnership with the Baltic state technical university VOENMEH, named after D. Ustinov, held the session called “Days of ROSCOSMOS” to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Baltic state technical university.

This year, Bremen hosts the trade show devoted to the space hardware design and production, including satellites, ground support equipment and components.

The 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC) takes place Sunday, October 8, 2017, to Thursday, October 12, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Sponsored by the Electric Rocket Propulsion Society(ERPS), the 2017 IEPC is the premier venue for researchers, developers, managers, and students from around the world to meet and discuss the latest in the field of electric propulsion.

Management of EDB «Fakel» reports that a European telecommunications satellite Eutelsat 172 broke the record for the fastest satellite electric orbit raising in just four months since the launch.

On the 4th of October 1957 at 22:28, Moscow time, the mankind stepped into a new space era. The launch vehicle rushed into the night sky from the launch site reaching the first cosmic velocity for the first time and placing the
first artificial Earth satellite into the orbit.

          EDB Fakel and the Public Joint Stock Company of inter-city and international electrical communication Rostelecom have signed an agreement on the digital channel “Reserve B village Korolev”. The agreement specifies provision of digital channels and lines for use. The agreement was signed during the visit of Mikhail E. Oseevskiy - president of the Public Joint Stock Company Rostelecom. For Mikhail Oseevskiy it was the first visit to our enterprise. Rostelecom management led by A. Semenov - the head of Rostelecom Kaliningrad division – held a preliminary meeting at EDB Fakel on future co-operation intensions.

Today, we are happy to announce the first SPT140DU firings aboard E172B. The thruster in-flight operation is proved to be successful. It is a reminder that on June 02, 2017 two satellites ViaSat 2 and Е172B (the latter with 5 SPT-140DU thrusters aboard) were launched by Ariane-5 from the Kourou launch site at 1:40 a.m. The Fakel’s SPT140DU are being used on Eutelsat E172B to perform electric transfer and station keeping.