oday on June 10, 2020, a delegation of the Roscosmos State corporation headed by the General Director Dmitry Rogozin visited JSC EDB Fakel (a part of the Roscosmos State corporation). During the visit the delegation took a tour around the Baltic command and tracking station in Neman town and the test facility Neman which is a part of EDB Fakel.
The head of Roscosmos was acquainted with the works completed in frames of the facilities reconstruction and technical re-equipment investment projects and also with the results of the modernization of the Western regional center for the Earth remote sensing which provides the control of social-economical purpose spacecraft and information reception from the Earth remote sensing satellites. Dmitry Rogozin also visited the workshop producing components for OneWeb program satellites.
During the visit to EDB Fakel’s production facility Dmitry Rogozin took a tour around the mechanical and machining areas, plasma sputtering area, area for thermal and vacuum brazing. Electric propulsions SPT-140 and SPT-70M were demonstrated during their firing operation to the Roscosmos delegation in artificial space vacuum conditions on the test stands KVU-120 and KVU-165.
At the end of the visit to EDB Fakel the General director of the Roscosmos State corporation held a meeting on the work results and development perspectives of EDB Fakel.
JSC EDB Fakel (a part of the state corporation Roscosmos) is one of the leading enterprises in development of electric propulsion systems and thermal catalytic propulsion systems operating using Hydrazine. Fakel has a production experience in serial and mass delivery of thrusters both in commercial and state market segments. The share of the thrusters production in the world for spacecraft is about 10%. More than 70 Russian spacecraft (more than 60% of the Russian orbital constellation) and 30 Western spacecraft are equipped with thrusters developed and produced by EDB Fakel. Today EDB Fakel’s partners are ISS Reshetnev, RSC Energia, Khrunichev State Research and Production Center, Lavochkin Research and Production Association, Research and Production Corporation VNIIEM, Maxar (Canada), Airbus, TAS (France), MELСO (Japan), IAI (Israel), OHB (Sweden).
ROSCOSMOS is the state corporation established in August 2015 for a comprehensive reform of the rocket and space industry of Russia. ROSCOSMOS ensures performance of the state policy in space industry and normative regulation. ROSCOSMOS also places orders for development, production and delivery of space hardware and space infrastructural objects. Also, one of its functions is to develop international co-operation in space industry and provide conditions to use the results of the space activities for a social and economic progress of Russia.