Due to the coronavirus disease COVID-19, the General Director of the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, Alexander Degtyarev, has died. This was reported by the presidential press service.
“He is one of the most experienced professionals in our aerospace industry. He fully understood how important it is to integrate Ukraine into the global work to expand the capabilities of mankind in space. He succeeded even when the selfishness of Ukrainian politicians prevented them from seeing at least something other than their own benefit, "Zelensky's press service said.
The president noted that Ukraine will definitely restore all its space potential, because it is "a duty to those who saw and fought for a technological and modern Ukraine."
Degtyarev was born on October 31, 1951 in the Kirov region in Russia. Graduated from the Leningrad Mechanical Institute with a degree in aircraft engines. He worked at the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau after graduating from the institute, since 1975. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics.
State Enterprise "Design Bureau" Yuzhnoye "them. M.K. Yangel "is one of the most famous and recognized in the world scientific and design enterprises for the development of rocket and space technology.
For more than 50 years KBP has been developing, manufacturing and launching spacecraft for various purposes. Over the years, more than 400 spacecraft of 70 different types have been developed.