24 May 2019 21:34

RSC Energia sets up council of chief design engineers for Soyuz-5 rocket complex

MOSCOW. May 24 (Interfax) - A council of chief design engineers on matters relating to the creation of the space rocket complex Soyuz-5 has been formed for effecting general technical control over the project and for coordination and collegial resolution of scientific-technical issues.

"By order of the General Director of the S.P. Korolyov Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, of May 20 of this year, a Council of Chief Design Engineers has been formed for Soyuz-5 space rocket complex," RSC Energia announced on its website on Friday.

The council will consist of representatives from RSC Energia, Progress Rocket Space Center, Russian Space Systems, TsNIImash, TsENKI, NPO Energomash, Chemical Automatics Design Bureau, Scientific-Production Center of Automatics and Instrument-making, ZEM (an RSC Energia company), VMZ (a Khrunichev Space Center branch), Krasmash, NITs RKP Test Center, NPO Tekhnomash, and Keldysh Research Center.

On April 26 Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin appointed Energia's General Director Nikolai Sevastyanov as chief design engineer for the next-generation medium-lift rocket complex Soyuz-5, the statement said.

A Russian government order dated July 28, 2017, named RSC Energia as the sole designer of the Soyuz-5 (Feniks) rocket. The company signed the relevant contract with Roscosmos on July 26, 2018.