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Rostec has supplied parts of a new ignition system for advanced space rockets

The Technodinamika Holding of the Rostec State Corporation supplied the components of the ignition system for the igniter of the RD-0177 engine to the Roscosmos enterprise (JSC KBHA). The devices are intended for use in engines of reusable stages of Amur-LNG rockets and other space launch vehicles. As part of the ignition system, the elements have been successfully tested at KBHA JSC.

The components of the ignition system in question are a special spark plug integrated into the ignition device of the engine, and the ignition unit. Their main feature is the increased structural strength allowing for multiple use. The product was created by the Ufa-based Molniya Research and Development Enterprise of the Technodinamika Holding.

“Fire tests are an important phase of the program with real fuel ignition, in which the performance and reliability of the product are tested under conditions simulating the operation of an engine. The new components of the ignition system meet the required weight and size parameters. The tests confirmed that the system matches the stated specifications and can be used multiple times.

The product will find application in the reusable stages of the advanced launch vehicles, such as Amur-SPG,” Executive Director of Rostec Oleg Yevtushenko said.

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