Last Update August 2, 2018


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Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre is a state-owned entity specialising in the research and manufacturing of space vehicles/crafts and stations’ modules, liquid-propellant rocket engines and space communications system The Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center was founded on the basis of the Khrunichev Machine Building Plant and the Salyut Design Bureau by Presidential Decree on June 7, 1993. The goal was to make the production business and foreign economic relations of major space industry companies more efficient and to further promote Russian technologies in the international market.

In the 2000s, Khrunichev entered a vertical integration programme to bring its principal suppliers under a single management. For this purpose, Khrunichev absorbed the following companies:[3]
•PO Polyot, a rocket manufacturer located in Omsk
•Proton-PM, an engine maker located in Perm
•Voronezh Mechanical Plant, which manufactures engines for Proton Stages II and III, Soyuz Stage III and Zenit upper stage
•KBKhM, manufacturer of propulsion systems for the Breeze upper stage located in Korolyov
•KBKhA, a contractor for production and design issues located in Voronezh

As of 2010, the integration had resulted in the share of in-house production for Proton and the Breeze upper stage rising from 30% to 65% of the product value. The company currently has an over 30% market share of the global space launch market, and its revenue from commercial space launches in 2009 was $584 million US Dollars. Khrunichev's current number of employees  reaches approximately to  35,000 and in 2009 Khrunichev's revenue from commercial launches (not including launches for the Ministry of Defense) was $584 million, a substantial amount of growth from the $198 million figure in 2004. Since 1994, Proton has earned $4.3 billion for the Russian space industry as a whole. Among its many rockets and missiles, Khrunichev's most famous product is the  Proton rocket, which has been launched more than 350 times since its creation in 1968. The latest  upgraded version of the venerable rocket  is the Proton-M Enhanced which has a lifting capability of 6,150kg to geostationary transfer orbit. A record 15 rockets were launched by the company in 2009 and in 2008, the company was responsible for lofting every third kilogram of the world's combined satellite payload.


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Contact info #1

Alexander Shmygov
+ 7 (499) 749 – 95 69
Director for Communications
+ 7 (499) 749 – 95 69

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre

  • 18, Novozavodskaya St., 121087 , Moscow , Russia
  • + 7(499) 7498343
  • +7(499) 1425900
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