Krasnaya Zvezda State Enterprise

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Krasnaya Zvezda State Enterprise (GP Krasnaya Zvezda, ГП Красная звезда, meaning Red Star) is a Russian state enterprise that researches and produces nuclear power systems for spacecraft. It was established in 1972, is located in Moscow and is subordinated to Rosatom.[1][2]

Krasnaya Zvezda developed the Bouk (Buk) and TOPAZ (Topol') reactors for spacecraft. 31 Bouk and 2 TOPAZ were used on RORSAT naval reconnaissance satellites.[2][3]


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  2. ^ a b Vick, Charles; Tarasenko, Maxim (1999-03-06). ""Krasnaya Zvezda" Scientific Production Association". Space Policy Project. Federation of American Scientists. Archived from the original on 2003-10-14. Retrieved 2009-01-06.
  3. ^ Hyder, Anthony K.; R. L. Wiley; G. Halpert; S. Sabripour; D. J. Flood (2000). Spacecraft Power Technologies. Imperial College Press. p. 255. ISBN 1-86094-117-6. Retrieved 2009-01-06.

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