On April 12, 2019, EDB Fakel hosted the 7th annual scientific and practical conference timed to coincide with the Cosmonautics Day and dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the start of the lunar program and 50th anniversary of the start of EDB Fakel’s designed stationary plasma thrusters flight heritage.

A visit by a representative delegation from the People’s Republic of China, JSC Materik from the Russian Federation and Thales Alenia Space from Belgium took place on March 19-20, 2019. The Chinese delegation was presented by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), the Institute of Telecommunication Satellites (ITS), the Beijing Institute of Control Engineering (BICE), the International Business Department (IBD), the Lanzhou Institute of Space Physics (LISP) and APT spacecraft company.

     On December 17, 2018, a group of EDB Fakel specialists visited G. Budker Institute of nuclear physics of the Siberian branch of the Russian academy of sciences (Novosibirsk). The visit objective was to discuss a possible scientific and technical co-operation when developing new perspective layouts of electric propulsion systems. 

On December 15, 2018, the award event for the participants of the children’s painting competition called “Fire safety” took place. The competition was held as an initiative of the Federal state enterprise “The special administration of federal fire-fighting service No.50 of the Ministry of emergency situations of Russia”. The year 2018 in the Ministry of emergency situations of Russia was declared to be the Year of the safety culture according to the order No. 287 dated 07.07.2017 by the Ministry of emergency situations of Russia.

  In the current year FSUE EDB “Fakel” has participated in the regional competition called “Amber Mercury”, which has been held annually since 2009 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kaliningrad among enterprises, organizations, business-structures of various forms of ownership and municipal units. 

Fifteen years have turned since the launch day of the two Russian telecommunication satellites called “Yamal-200”, which were designed and manufactured by the order from “Gazkom” (OJSC “Gazprom” subsidiary) at S. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation “Energia”.

In late November 2018 EDB Fakel finished a long-time life test of the SPT-140 for one of European customers.

On November 27, 2018, a telephone conference was held between representatives of EDB Fakel, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and A. Mozhaysky Military Space Academy.

On November 26, 2018, a scientific and technical board took place at EDB Fakel jointly with a representative of G. Budker Institute of nuclear physics. A. Beklemishev, a PhD in physics and mathematics and senior research scientist of G. Budker Institute of nuclear physics presented a report named “A concept of a helical plasma thruster”.

From 07.11.2018 till 09.11.2018 a visiting meeting between leaders of regional centers of the Earth remote sensing took place at EDB Fakel at the Baltic command and tracking station and Western regional center facilities of the Earth remote sensing.