OKB Fakel

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EDB Fakel

EDB Fakel (Russian ОКБ "Факел") is a Russian electric propulsion system development company. It is located in Kaliningrad in Kaliningrad Oblast.[2][3] It was founded in 1955 as a Propulsion laboratory of the Soviet Academy of Sciences; in 1962 it obtained status of Design Bureau, OKB. [4]

Overview

Fakel specializes in spacecraft attitude control thrusters, ion engines and plasma sources.[2] It is a world leader in the field of Hall thruster development and a leading Russian developer and manufacturer of electric propulsion systems.[5] The company's third-generation electric propulsion system SPT-100 has been certified in accordance with western standards and the company is actively marketing the system to foreign customers.[2]

The company has 960 employees.[2]

Flight missions

Many companies have used Fakel electrically powered spacecraft propulsion systems on their hardware flown in space. Company’s hardware were used on SESAT 1, Alphasat, SMART-1, LS-1300, Meteor spacecraft, USP bus, Amos-6, MobaHo!, Inmarsat-4 F3, Astra 1K, Luch, and many others as well.

Partners

Due to the large experience gained by the company in electric engines, notable companies have entered into partnership with the company.

ISS-Reshetnev - Khrunichev - TsSKB-Progress - NPO Lavochkin - RKK Energiya - Keldysh Research Center - CNIIHM - Moscow Aviation Institute - Aerojet Rocketdyne - Snecma - Thales Alenia Space - Airbus Defence and Space - Space Systems/Loral - RUAG - Israel Aerospace Industries - OHB Sweden - Aerospazio.

References

  1. ^ "О мерах по созданию Государственной корпорации по космической деятельности "Роскосмос"". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации. Retrieved 15 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "OKB Fakel (Russian Federation)". Jane's Space Systems and Industry. 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2009-06-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Federal Space Agency FSUE EDB Fakel - About company". OKB Fakel. Retrieved 2009-06-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Roskosmos information
  5. ^ "EDB Fakel". OKB Fakel. Archived from the original on 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2009-06-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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