TOMSK, Mar 25 – RIA Tomsk.Tomsk State University (TSU) scientists present their developments at a
workshop under the auspices of the Aeronet National Technological
Initiative (NTI) on the creation of ultra-light rockets; TSU
specialists' competencies mainly concern the creation of individual
elements of solid-propellant rocket engines, follows from the meeting's
The meeting on fuels for ultra-light launch
vehicles and unique materials science solutions for space engineering
under the auspices of Aeronet NTI is being held at Tomsk State
University on Thursday and Friday. The organizers were TSU, Institute of
Strength Physics and Materials Science of Siberian Branch of Russian
Academy of Sciences (ISPMS SB RAS) and St. Petersburg State Marine
Technical University (SMTU).
As the TSU Vice-Rector for
Research and Innovation Alexander Vorozhtsov noted during his speech at
the meeting, the competence of TSU scientists on this issue is mainly
focused on the development of shaping elements for solid-fuel engines
that are installed on ultralight rockets.
"We at TSU are
now going through an important stage of transformation, which is
associated with building a single ecosystem with industrial partners for
the transfer of technologies to the economy and entering new markets. I
hope that today's meeting will make it possible to seriously advance in
understanding joint projects, new approaches to cooperation in science
and applied problems of companies," – TSU Rector Eduard Galazhinskiy said.
Private individuals in space
follows from the materials of the meeting, Aeronet is currently facing
an urgent task – to develop private astronautics in terms of launching a
large number of small satellites into Earth's orbit. The creation of
microsatellite constellations is in demand both by scientists and
businesses, in particular by telecommunications companies.
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ultra-light rocket launch vehicle weighing up to 250 kilograms with the
possibility of launching up to 500 kilometers of a constellation of 3-4
satellites in one launch... We, together with Roscosmos, organized an
expert commission to select companies to implement this idea. The
companies will create cooperation with the developers of subsystems,
individual elements", – Aeronet co-director Sergey Zhukov said.
the results of a two-day meeting under the auspices of the NTI, TSU
scientists expect to formulate their proposals and recommendations on
scientific research and R&D, which will be sent to Aeronet, the
press service of the university explained to RIA Tomsk.