Since 2018 the library named after Alexei Leonov and JSC EDB Fakel (a part of the integrated structure of JSC NPO Energomash of the Roscosmos state corporation) have been holding thematic lectures named “The man. The Universe. The space”. This time the young Kaliningrad residents were proposed to talk about the following topics:
- Columbuses of the Universe (about animals aboard spacecraft and first cosmonauts in orbit);
- The space is the dedication (about pilot – cosmonauts of the Soviet Union, Russia and other countries);
- The creators of the space era (about the scientists and founders of cosmonautics)
- Space Kaliningrad (about scientists and cosmonauts from our land);
- The space: ecological aspect;
- Astronomy without secrets;
- The mysteries of space (explorations, observations, assumptions, ideas, hypotheses).
By preparing a creative work every contestant managed not only to become familiar with the history of the domestic cosmonautics, which is full of bright events and achievements, but also touch the dream of outer space conquest – the dream that is the first step of humans to the unknown.
JSC EDB Fakel has been giving a support to the library named after Alexei Leonov for more than 6 years by organizing thematic contests for young Kaliningrad residents to fulfill their potential in the space study and space activity. The library has a space-themed area with continuously organized lectures about astrology and scientific and popular events enabling one to learn about the achievements of the domestic cosmonautics including JSC EDB Fakel’s participation in the 1st and 2nd Lunar programs. Many joint events have taken place in the course of time to shape not only a positive image of the domestic cosmonautics for the schoolchildren but also foster their interest in the study of sciences. In frames of the program aimed at the professional guidance the specialists of JSC EDB Fakel organize presentations at schools and invite students for a tour to the enterprise.
Young people in the age from 7 to 18 years old took part in the contest. The works were prepared individually and co-jointly. The schoolchildren showed a great interest in the topic of space and airspace exploration. All did a good job, showed their talents, imagination and even a scientific approach.
Thanks to all the participants, parents, scientific advisors and employees of the library after Alexei Leonov.
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 (USA), 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.