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Energia Says “Nyet” to Consolidated Rocket Holding Company Proposal

The Russian government’s proposal to consolidate the nation’s rocket industry to deal with serious quality control problems in its space industry is getting a decidedly chilly reception: Russian space rocket corporation Energia head Vitaly Lopota on Wednesday rejected as a “non-market” measure the idea of establishing an engine holding company in the domestic space industry. “This proposal would completely eliminate the competitive environment in the country,” Lopota said…. Russian Space […]

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  • December 26, 2012
Energomash Reports Progress on New Rocket Fuel

MOSCOW (Energomash/Roscosmos PR) — Experts at Energomash and RSC Applied Chemistry who are working on a specially designed experimental setup have obtained the first experimental batch of the latest high-performance rocket fuel, acetyl.

The results confirmed the previously conducted theoretical studies, and showed the effectiveness of the technology for production of the new fuel.


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  • December 11, 2012
Energomash Turns a Profit

MOSCOW (Energomash PR) — “We’re in the black, and we have really progressed!”

The Executive Director of NPO Energomash, V.L. Solntsev, said this at a general meeting at which a summary report on the results of two years of work. He thanked the staff for the work and for their faith in the success of the company initiated change.


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  • October 28, 2012
Energomash Test Fires New RD-193 Engine

NPO Energomash says it completed the fifth live firing of its new RD-193 experimental rocket engine last week, completing the first phase of a project that could have impacts on the launch industry in Russia and the United States.

The new 200-ton thrust, liquid oxygen-kerosene engine is an upgraded version of the RD-191 engine that incorporates a number of new welds and other improvements. It is 300 kilograms (661 pounds) lighter and 760 millimeters (30 inches) shorter than the RD-191 engine, which will be used in the Angara family of rockets set to fly next year. The RD-193 can be attached to gimbals or fixed to the body of the rocket.


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  • October 25, 2012
Skolkovo Fund, Roscosmos to Cooperate on Space Tech

By Douglas Messier
Parabolic Arc Managing Editor

Roscosmos and the Skolkovo Fund will work together on developing advanced space and telecommunications technologies as part of the space agency’s long-range development plan that extends out to 2030 and beyond, Russian media report.


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  • April 8, 2012
Energomash, Skolkovo Working on New Rocket Fuel

ENERGOMASH PR: On March 7, 2012, it was decided to allocate IC “Skolkovo” the first grant for the development of new highly combustible “Acetyl”. This project is implemented within the framework of the Energomash Centre of Innovation.

The “acetyl” is aimed at significantly improving the energy characteristics of Russian and foreign launch vehicles. Thermophysical properties and performance allow a number of advantages compared to the hydrogen-oxygen boosters that were considered until recently to limit energy capabilities of rocket engines to chemical energy:

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  • March 19, 2012
Extraordinary Photos From Inside Russia’s Energomash Rocket Plant

Exterior view of Energomash engine test facility. (Credit: Lana Sator)

Russian blogger Lana Sator has posted an album of extraordinary photos  taken inside of the Energomash rocket plant in Moscow — shots she took during five secret, nocturnal visits to the facility with her friends over several months. She says that they sneaked in through a gap in the fence and encountered not a single security guard as they wandered through the plant at will.


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  • December 30, 2011
Energomash Gets New CEO Appointed by RSC Energia

Some news from via the Roscosmos website concerning a leadership change that liquid fuel engine builder Energomash: Meeting of the stock holders of Oct. 4 in Glushko Energomash research and development company decided to withdraw authorities of its director, and to choose a managing company – RSC-Energia.  Energia appointed new CEO in Energomash. The position is occupied by Vladimir Solntsev, former vice-president of VTB-Bank, Energomash PAO informs. Energomash builds the […]

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  • October 13, 2010
Russia Reports Progress on Angara Rocket

New Impulse to Russian Rockets Andrei Kislyakov RIA Novosti “Russian space launch vehicles are winning even more popularity with potential customers, as domestic engine developers have managed to create a versatile re-useable liquid-propellant engine, bringing to life an old dream of the world’s rocket engineers. “The Energomash Science and Production Association has developed the new RD-191 rocket engine, meant to equip Angara advanced carrier rockets, ready for mass production.”

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  • September 14, 2008