A design-engineer of EDB Fakel wins 1st place at the international competition

January 21, 2022, Kaliningrad. – A design-engineer of EDB Fakel Viktor Rusanov has won the 1st place at the international competition for young specialists “Aces of 3D modeling 2021” in the category “Product electronic model” by presenting for the competition a project of the FaberG-34 stationary plasma thruster developed at EDB Fakel by Vladimir Gopanchuk’s idea in 2018.

One of the mandatory requirements was to design a project using KOMPAS-3D engineering program developed by the Russian company ASCON that develops modern engineering software and is the organizer of the “Aces of 3D modeling 2021”.

Vladimir Gopanchuk, scientific adviser of Viktor Rusanov, tells about the participation in the competition: “Taking part in this competition is a great opportunity for young specialists not only to demonstrate results of their work but also have an expert opinion from the recognized professionals, exchange experience with the other competitors from various countries. That is why, we fully support, encourage the competitors and help them prepare and tune up for the speech and project defense in front of the expert commission”.

In 2021 more than one thousand participants from 15 countries competed at the “Aces of 3D modeling 2021” with more than one thousand works presented, but only 15 projects were awarded with prizes.

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. 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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