The day of quality at JSC EDB Fakel

EDB Fakel (a part of JSC NPO Energomash rocket engine manufacturing integrated structure of the Roscosmos state corporation) hosted the “Day of quality” under the chairmanship by JSC NPO Energomash General Director Igor Arbuzov. The meeting was held in a video conference format with JSC NPO Energomash and with Lavochkin Research and Production Association – one of EDB Fakel’s products user.

Acting Deputy General Director – JSC NPO Energomash Director for Quality Denis Fofanov reported of the enterprise’s good dynamics on the quality improvement.  

“The previous “Day of quality” was 1st for EDB Fakel.  EDB Fakel was given half a year to implement decisions taken at the previous meeting. All the decisions have been implemented”, – he noted.

The chief inspector of JSC NPO Energomash Ruslan Dashkin also gave a high estimation of the products delivered by EDB Fakel and of the co-operation level between the enterprises’ specialists.

The leaders and specialists of EDB Fakel and JSC NPO Energomash discussed the quality of the products and technological discipline, the results of the planned and operational author’s supervisions, outcomes of the audit of the Quality management system held by JSC NPO Energomash’s auditors at EDB Fakel, and also issues that have to be addressed at the level of the industry.

In conclusion of the meeting the General Director of JSC NPO Energomash set a task to EDB Fakel’s leaders to develop and present by the end of November a complex plan of measures on the technological processes actualization, work on the improvement of the author’s supervision and production culture.


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%. As of the beginning of 2021, more than 655 spacecraft launched with EDB Fakel’s products. 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).

NPO Energomash is the world leader in development of powerful liquid rocket engines for space launch vehicles. NPO Energomash has the unique family of liquid rocket engines with the thrust range from 60 up to 1000 tf, which can meet the requirements of the various class launch vehicles developers. Established in 1929. Awarded with the Order of Lenin, Order of the Red Banner of Labor and Order of the October Revolution.

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.

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