- Today 10:57
Vyacheslav Filin, former vice president of the Russian space corporation Energia and designer of the heaviest space rocket in history, has died at the age of 84.
Alexander Zheleznyakov, a member of the Russian Space Academy, reported his death and said: “Death missed Vyacheslav Filin, who was a prominent Russian designer.”
It is noteworthy that Filin actively participated in the development of the Soviet lunar program, and he undertook the design and use of heavy DM rocket engines for long-distance flights.
In 1976, he assumed the presidency of the special management of the “Buran” unmanned spacecraft project within the framework of the multi-use “Buran-Energia” system. Then, in 1982, he headed the work on testing the superheavy “Energia” missile, and served as deputy chief designer.