The aim of the visit was an introduction to the production facility, work practice and near-term plans of the enterprise.
The chief specialist of the technological department Vitaliy Panfilov held a tour around the enterprise for the representatives of JSC Glavkosmos, told about EDB Fakel’s history and products in the museum. In recent years the development of space industry attracts the constant interest both in our country and abroad. EDB Fakel is a leading enterprise being in the forefront of the technical progress and manufacturing the highest-class products, which have no equals anywhere in the world, maintaining Russia’s authority as a reliable producer in space industry. Dmitriy Loskutov appreciated the enterprise’s readiness to share experience emphasizing the importance to start the dialogue with an agreement reached on regular meetings in this format.
FSUE 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 (Canada), Airbus, TAS (France), MELСO (Japan), IAI (Israel), OHB (Sweden).
Glavkosmos was established in 1985 to realize foreign economic projects in space industry. Over the years the company has successfully realized more than 120 international contracts including the launch of more than 90 spacecraft as a secondary payload from Russian cosmodromes. Today one of the main directions for the company is still to promote achievements by the Russian cosmonautics to the international markets and manage the complex international projects.