Division of fundamental and applied tasks of the Earth surface
and near-earth space exploration
Theoretical research and modeling of space monitoring of environment-hostile
objects (oil and gas pipelines, water-development works, nuclear
power stations, etc.); efficiency evaluation and feasibility of
developing of information handling global integrated space systems
Division of design and technical tasks of space engineering
Development andjustification of construction of small-size spacecraft
and satellites based on unified space platform to be used for setting
up inexpensive space experiments when laterally injected onto the
working orbit; scientific space instrument-making for space environment
Division of conversion and applied tasks of cosmonautics
Utilization of space radionavigation systems GLONASS and GPS for
position and time synchronization of various objects and for addressing
similar tasks; utilization of aerospace technology in medicine (artificial
crystalline lens, medical equipment) and in oil and gas production
(controlled do wn-the-hole drilling).
Division of fundamental and natural-science tasks of cosmonautics
Mathematical modeling of heat and mass exchange processes; methods
and means of optical measurements; research of the space factor
influence on biological processes.
Division of tasks ofaerospace education
Participation in development of the Internet-based interactive educational
courses in the field of aerospace technology; computer science educational
services (The World of Internet for Kids and Adults'^attraction
of young minds to the space-related technologies (EveningAerosp
Division of fundamental and applied tasks of initial data interpretation
and processing (Penza Division)
Development of sensors and gauges for rocket and space equipment,
including small-size satellites; development of integrated information
complexes for operating conditions supervision and diagnostics of
trunk pipelines breaks and measuring of the mass of pumped substances.
Division of fundamental and applied tasks of high-precision instrument-making
Theoretical research and development of spacecraft modeling and
control methods, development of sensitive elements, including fiber-optical
gyroscopes and friction gyroscopes with non-contact rotor suspension.
1. Division of fundamental research
'Design and development of small-size automated spacecraft' Laboratory
Development of unified platform for scientific space experiments;
development of small-size spacecraft for upper Earth atmospheric
layers and space contamination.
'Space scientific instrument-making' Laboratory
Development scientific equipment for conducting space experiments
in order to research the influence of space environment factors
on on-board spacecraft systems.
'Methods and algorithms of space radionavigation' Laboratory
Development of methodological base and software for navigational
receivers with a built-in capability to adapt to efficiency criteria
and user's operating objectives as well as external conditions.
'Reliability of spacecraft audits systems operation' Laboratory
Conducts research of damage, viability and residual strength of
spacecraft and its systems upon collision with high-speedparticles
of natural and artificial origin.
2. Center for space transmission reception and processing
Receives, processes and transmits information on space experiments
conducted on 'Foton, 'Bion' and 'Resurs' satellites to domestic
and foreign customers via up-to-date communication systems and the
3. Center for administration, technical and scientific support
of space experiments
Organizes space-related programs and projects, namely the research
of near-earth space contamination by meteoric particles (K.AIKS
project), improvement of upper atmosphere density.