OKB Fakel

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OKB Fakel (Russian ОКБ "Факел") is a Russian electric propulsion system development company. It is located in Neman in Kaliningrad Oblast.[1][2] It was founded in 1955 as a Propulsion laboratory of the Soviet Academy of Sciences; in 1962 it obtained status of Design Bureau, OKB. [3]


Fakel specializes in spacecraft attitude control thrusters, ion engines and plasma sources.[1] It is a world leader in the field of Hall thruster development and a leading Russian developer and manufacturer of electric propulsion systems.[4] 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.[1]

The company has 960 employees.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "OKB Fakel (Russian Federation)". Jane's Space Systems and Industry. 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Federal Space Agency FSUE EDB Fakel - About company". OKB Fakel. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ Roskosmos information
  4. ^ "EDB Fakel". OKB Fakel. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 

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