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Ivan Prudnikov (Ivan Savelyevich Prudnikau)

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Ivan Prudnikov was a spaceship designer.

Background

  • Ivan Prudnikov was born 16.06.1919 in the villiage of Paparatka, Klimavichi disrtict of Homel region (now in Mahilou district). His parents were peasants. In 1924 the family moved to Krasnodar Kray following the state campaign for populating the Kuban lands. In 1933 he returned to his homeland, but soon moved to Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region, Ukraine.

  • Education

    • In 1936 he finished school and entered the motor and tractor faculty of the Stalingrad Institute of Mechanics, which finished in 1941 with honours.

    Career

    • From summer of 1941 Prudnikov began to work at Stalingrad Tractor Works as a technologist, later he became a mashine-tool ajuster in the section that produced T-34 tanks. From Seprember of 1942 till March of 1946 Prudnikov worked at M. Frunze factory 724 that had been evacuated from Sumy to Chirchik. (Tashkent region) He was the head of the bureau for tools and devices. After the World War II, in 1946 Prudnikov began to work at Research Institute 88 in the department of Sergey Korolev. (Now S. P. Korolev Cosmic Corporation "Energiya") He took part in designing the R-1 rocket and R-2 rocket-carrier. Prudnikov attended postgraduate cources, in 1955 defended a candidat dissertation S. Korolev was his scientific adviser. In 1956 Prudnikov became the chief of the division, which was designing rhe main parts of ballistic rockets. In 1958 he became a doctor of technical sciences, and in 1961 recieved the Lenin prize. From 1966 till 1974 he was the head of the department, for designing launching spaceships and developing outer-space rocket complexes for Zvezda-2 mission to the Moon. Officially in retirement from 1982 he continued to work as a senior researcher at "Energiya" till 1995. He was involved practically in all projects for designing rockets and outer-space equipment and exploring outer space. He also took part in the development of the piloted missions to the Moon.

    Major achievements

    • In 1955 after postgraduate cources Prudnikov defended a candidat dissertation. Than he became a doctor of technical sciences, prepared two candidats of technical sciences. Has got two inventor's certificate.

      Besides the Lenin prize, Ivan Prudnikov was awarded a medal "For the Valorous Labour" and an order of Labour Red Banner.

    Works

    • solution of the "problem № 1"
    Ivan Prudnikov
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    Born June 16, 1919
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    • 1936
    • 1955
      Postgraduate courses under the supervision of S. P. Korolev
    • 1936 - 1941
      Stalingrad Institute of Mechanics
    • July, 1941 - August, 1941
      technologist, Stalingrad Tracktor Works
      USSR, Stalingrad
    • September, 1941 - August, 1942
      a machine-tool ajuster, Stalingrad Tracktor Works
      USSR, Stalingrad
    • September, 1942
      a chief of a design bureu for tools and devices, M. Frunze Factory 724
      USSR, Tashkent Region, Chirchik
    • 1946 - 1956
      Research Institute 88 (now S. P. Korolev Rocket Cosmic Corporation "Energiya")
      USSR, Moscow
    • 1956 - 1966
      the chief of the division, which was designing rhe main parts of ballistic rockets, Research Institute 88 (now S. P. Korolev Rocket Cosmic Corporation "Energiya")
      USSR, Moscow
    • 1966 - 1974
      the head of the department for designing launching spaceships and developing outer-space rocket complexes for Zvezda-2 mission to the Moon, Research Institute 88 (now S. P. Korolev Rocket Cosmic Corporation "Energiya")
      USSR, Moscow
    • 1974 - 1982
      the chief designer of a station for the mission to the Moon, Research Institute 88 (now S. P. Korolev Rocket Cosmic Corporation "Energiya")
      USSR, Moscow
    • 1982 - 1995
      a senior researcher, Research Institute 88 (now S. P. Korolev Rocket Cosmic Corporation "Energiya")
      USSR, Moscow
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