Khrunichev Space Center

Khrunichev Space Center
Machine industry


Today, the Khrunichev Space Center is a premier player of both Russia’s and the international space market in the field of development and introduction into practice of new space technology solutions.Lockheed Khrunichev Energia (LKE), a joint Russia–U.S. venture established by the Khrunichev Space Center and the Energia Space Rocket Corporation on Russia’s side and Lockheed Corp. on the U.S. side, was incorporated in April 1993. It was this joint venture that offered the Proton launch vehicle in the international market. As Lockheed and Martin Marietta merged in 1994, it was quite logical that LKE continued its business as a new joint venture founded in June 1995 and named International Launch Services Inc. (ILS).