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Space Techs Go into Aviation

Posted on April 30, 2014 by tim


Polymeric composite materials (PCM) that are used in constructing of space shuttles are lightweight and strong. Now those technologies are migrating to other spheres of usage. Aviation is among them.

At the entrance to the company there are examples of composite sections of the Soviet space shuttle “Buran”.

A workshop for manufacturing composite structures.

Here the machining of design and tooling for composite materials are being produced.

The company is involved in two major projects related to aviation technology. It is the creation of future aircraft MS21.

Processing of panel  for future PD-14 engine (“Perm Motors”), which will be installed on MS21

Prepregs – composite materials of semi-finished carbon fiber, or on the basis of glass fiber impregnated with a special binder.

Ready panel for prototype engine, which will be tested.

Automated tape for laying prepreg to composite structures was launched in 1985 and until last year was the only unit in Russia

Installation puts sheathing part. Finished detail has size of 7 meters and a weight of 50 kg.

Week and a half goes to make one stringer panel

Here the details of wing panels of the Su-47 “Berkut” are produced.

“The area of producing panels for spacecrafts.”

There are stringent requirements for temperature, humidity, and dust.

At the moment there are at about 27 satellites in space with elements of Obninsk “Technology”.

Production of large skins for nose cones of missiles “Proton”, “Rokot”, “Angara”.

Autoclave require the temperature of 175 C for the gluing.7 hours assigned to all at a certain mode and speed. Stitch mode lasts three hours.

NTD(non-destructive contol of spacecraft coverage) area

The nosecone of “Proton” has a total height of about 16 meters, diameter of 4350, total weight a little more than a ton. Metal same design would weigh more than two tons.

The holding produce 28 units of the wing and the fuselage of the RMB to the multipurpose fighter T-50 (PAK FA), but to show them to the public is prohibited.

Special glass is being produced there also.

Filters, quartz glass

The glass for trains is producing and testing in the plant.

Test hall with the launcher PU132.

PU132 (where 132 – diameter of the inner barrel) can throw stones, metal bars, ice balls at a rate of 100 to 1900 km / h. Aslo there is an vandal-proof test, in which it shoots a bottle.

But the main propelling object is a bird.

The cab of Ka-62 with the trace of a pound bird strike.

The tested models of aircraft’s cabin windows are in the backyard.

In 2013 there were made​​ panels: for 27 satellites, that now works in space, for 10 carrier rockets “Proton-M’, 2 rockets “Angara-5″.


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One Response to “Space Techs Go into Aviation”

  1. john says:

    Great posting’very interesting.keep up the good work.

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