LEGACY OF SP KOROLEV ROCKET AND SPACE CORPORATION ENERGIA
Founded in 1946, and an original Sea Launch partner since its inception, Energia is a leader in the international space industry and is Russia's largest space integrator. RSC Energia is a public corporation, fiscally transparent, and is 38% owned by the government of the Russian Federation. As the Prime Contractor for all Russian Federation manned flights, RSC Energia receives a significant portion of its revenues from manned spaceflight programs, lead developer of Soyuz TMA and Progress-M spacecraft, NASA ISS station re-supply and other federal contracts.
RSC Energia’s list of accomplishments reads like the history of space exploration itself. Beginning in 1957, Korolev and Energia presided over the launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, inaugurating the space age. Just two years later, in 1959, RSC Energia specialists launched the Luna-2 moon space probe. RSC Energia initiated the era of manned spaceflight when the first mission carrying pilot-cosmonaut Y.A. Gagarin in 1961 orbited the Earth. RSC Energia has subsequently went on to participate in dozens of other projects spanning the breath of the space industry.
Today, RSC Energia builds Russia's Soyuz TMA spacecraft for human spaceflight missions and Progress M robotic spacecraft for cargo missions. As a key member of the global space industry, RSC Energia's goal is to bring their vast technology and knowledge in space technology to international programs in the coming decades. To date, RSC Energia has used its unique capabilities in space technology and operations to develop commercial programs with organizations and corporations from more 20 different countries.
To learn more about RSC Energia, please visit their website at http://www.energia.ru/english/