On September 17th, 2018, the EDB Fakel held a yearly session of Science and Technology Board in order to summarize results of experimental and design activities in most challenging areas of thruster engineering. Apart from that the board defined the main scientific and technology research areas for 2019, as well as the action plan for scientific research laboratory for electric propulsion.

From 14th to 18th of May the «Space propulsion 2018» conference and exhibition took place in Seville, Spain, organized by the Association of aviation and cosmonautics of France supported by ESA and CNES.

The year 2018 celebrates the 90th birthday anniversary of the prominent physicist Alexey I. Morozov, who made a huge contribution to many areas of contemporary science about plasma and engineering. A. Morozov was a chief scientist at the Russian research center “Kourchatov institute” and an outstanding scientist in the field of plasma dynamics and plasma accelerators; he was a State (USSR) prize winner for his development of physical bases of electric propulsions and he was also awarded with a medal of the International electric propulsion society for his pioneering work in electric propulsions.