EDB Fakel and the Kaliningrad state technical university will teach professional personnel jointly

December 11, 2021, Kaliningrad. EDB Fakel’s Director Gennadiy Abramenkov and rector of the Kaliningrad state technical university Vladimir Volkogon have signed an agreement of co-operation for the professional teaching of specific specialists with secondary and higher education in the disciplines which are in a high demand in the sphere of space propulsion engineering. The students of the Kaliningrad state technical university will be able to do their internship and graduates will be able find a job at EDB Fakel. The project’s implementation is planned for 2022-2030.    

EDB Fakel’s Director Gennadiy Abramenkov noted that today the Kaliningrad region significantly lacks professional personnel taught according to the newest standards and requirements in the sphere. This especially concerns the Engineer-technologist specialty.

“For the project implementation we are ready to make EDB Fakel a facility for practical classes, arrange special training classrooms with simulators and adapt the Kaliningrad state technical university’s education programs for our needs”, – added Gennadiy Abramenkov.

Vladimir Volkogon has supported the idea of students teaching and training for EDB Fakel’s purposes: “We understand the importance of the use of theoretical knowledge in practice. Graduates will make a step to this profession by themselves having the possibility to closely familiarize with the production, understand its specificity, functioning and seeing a high value of this type of specialists”.


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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