RSC Energia Launches Russia’s First Virtual Design Center for Spaceflight

Virtual design center (Credit: RSC Energia)

MOSCOW (RSC Energia) — Today on April 7 the first in Russia Center for Virtual Design of Spacecraft and Modules was opened at Rocket and Space Corporation Energia.

The Center will allow engineers and technologists with 3D glasses to enter a virtual spacecraft or module and work in artificially created digital space using the latest technologies.

Virtual design center (Credit: RSC Energia)

RSC Energia General Director Vladimir SOLNTSEV said: The opening of the Center is a step forward for designers, technologists and specialists of working professions. It will speed up the process of creating new rocket and space technology without loss of quality and reduce labour costs. We’ll develop new spacecraft and modules.

The developers working at the Virtual Design Center will be able to simulate solutions for a variety of tasks including integration of the complex onboard equipment into the interior of modules or laying the cables connecting dozens of devices.

Virtual design center (Credit: RSC Energia)

The Center’s equipment includes three graphics stations, a 3D-projector with a screen, a virtual reality helmet and 15 sets of glasses. Thus, if necessary, up to 16 specialists can work at the Center simultaneously. The proposed virtual design technology has no analogues in Russia and will allow more efficient development of the advanced models of rocket and space technology.

RSC Energia is the leading enterprise of rocket – space industry, the prime contractor for manned space systems. The Corporation is working to develop unmanned and rocket systems (launch vehicles and interorbital transfer vehicles), high-tech systems for various applications to be used in non-space fields. Since August 2014 the Corporation is headed by Vladimir Solntsev.

State Corporation Roscosmos is the State Corporation established in August 2015 to carry out a comprehensive reform of the Russian rocket-space industry. State Corporation ROSCOSMOS ensures the implementation of state policy in the field of space activities and their normative legal regulation, as well as places orders to develop, manufacture and deliver space technology and objects of space infrastructure. The State Corporation is also responsible for the development of International cooperation in the space area and the creation of conditions for the use of the results of space activities in the socio-economic development of Russia.