OKB Fakel

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OKB Fakel
Founded 1955 (1955)
Headquarters Neman, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia
Employees 960
Website www.fakel-russia.com


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]

Overview[edit]

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]

Flight missions[edit]

So many companies using 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[edit]

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[edit]

  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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