FEDERAL state unitary enterprise “Experimen- tal design bureau “Fakel” (hereafter EDB Fakel)is one of the world leaders in development and manuf acturing of stationary plasma thrusters (SPT)and low thrust propulsion units on their basis, the leading Russian enterprise in development and manufacturing of thermal catalytic (hydrazine)thrusters and propulsion units on their basis, as well as plasma sources for use in space and on ground.
EDB Fakel was established in 1955 as a “Pro- pulsion laboratory” of the Russian Academy of Sci- ences and in 1962 the enterprise was assigned with the status of an experimental design bureau.
The Information and analysis center for positioning, navigation and timing reports that the spacecraft Glonass-M, successfully placed into the orbit on board of Soyuz launcher on May 27, 2019 has joined the Glonass constellation and is currently being introduced into the system.
EDB Fakel is the company with the vast experience in development, manufacturing and testing of space propulsion. For more than fifty years, the employees have been contributing to the history of space industry by creating products that became a company’s brand known worldwide.
On May 30, our legendary fellow citizen and cosmonaut Alexey Leonov celebrated his 85th anniversary. For this occasion, the Library named after A. Leonov organized an event called “A photo for the Hero”. Children took part in aeronautic warm-up and a quiz; later they took a photo and sent it to Mr. Leonov with good wishes.
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”.
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