January 23, Moscow. EDB Fakel in Kaliningrad has received thousands of orders for electric propulsions for satellites, according to the General Director of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin.
“Judging by indirect indicators, for example, by orders from Western satellite manufacturers for our electric propulsions produced at the Kaliningrad enterprise “Fakel” with thousands of orders counted, one can say that hundreds and thousands of satellites will be built in the coming years”, he said in the interview to the “Russian cosmos” magazine.
The need to eject these satellites into orbit, according to Dmitry Rogozin, confirms that in three or four years there will be a deficit of launch capacities, but not a “collapse” of the launch services market, as many experts think.
An extract from the “Russian cosmos” magazine.
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.