Institute of Space Technology
Institute of Space Technology
Director of the Engineering Academy RUDN
Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor
basic educational programmes
basic educational programmes in English
research centers in the field of space systems design and development of geo-information technologies
training centers in the field of spacecraft flight control and space technology application

Department of Mechanics and Mechatronics

The Department trains the Bachelors and Masters in the following fields: Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Management in Technical Systems, Nanoengineering (Bachelor’s), Nanotechnologies and Microsystems Engineering in the specialties of Mathematical Methods of Flight Mechanics for Launch Vehicles and Spacecraft (Bachelor’s ), Information Technologies in Management (Bachelor’s), Ballistic design of space complexes and systems (Master’s), Technologies for thematic processing of satellite remote sensing data of the Earth in the interests of various industries, agriculture and environmental management (Master’s), Design and management of space flight of small satellites (Master’s), Information technologies in space robotics and intelligent control systems (Master’s), 3-D printing additive technologies in mechanical engineering (Master’s), Intellectualization and optimization of management processes (Master’s), Engineering and physical technology in nanoindustry (Master’s).

Purpose. The programmes are aimed at training the specialists in the field of integrated automation of production, design and creation of robotics and intelligent systems in the interests of the aerospace, engineering, energy and other industries, the development of control systems for spacecraft and other aircraft, including the unmanned measuring and control devices. In the process of training students receive the skills required for independent work in the field of development, design and optimization of products and technologies for various functional purposes, the integrated use of nanomaterials, nanotechnology processes and nanotechnology equipment.

The Dean
Yury Razoumny
Doctor of technical sciences, Professor
+7 (495) 955-07-92
Department contacts
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Department of Engineering Business and Management

The Department trains the Bachelors and Masters in the field of Management in technical systems in the specialty of Management of innovations in the engineering business.

Purpose. The programmes are aimed at the development of the skills required for successful work in a competitive business environment, at the understanding of the significance of innovation for the high-tech manufacturing business, and also at obtaining the modern enterprise management tools. They are focused on combining the basic principles and practical features of the organization and management of the innovations in production, in particular in the rocket and space industry.

The Dean
Yu.N. Makarov
Doctor of Economics
+7 (926) 760-97-27
Department contacts

The basic RUDN and NPO Tekhnomash FGUP Department of Technological management

The basic Department of Special materials and electromechanical structures in JSC "Space monitoring systems, information control and electromechanical complexes" named after A.G. Iosifian

The Department was created in 2017 with the purpose of conduction of practice-oriented research works in the field of the rocket and space industry, creation of the information technologies in the field of observing objects and phenomena in the atmosphere and on land, as well as in near-Earth space.

The Dean
Vladimir Gecha
Doctor of Technical Sciences
5 key reasons for choosing this Institute

Description of the Institute.

The Institute of Space Technology is part of the Engineering Academy. The Institute trains specialists for the enterprises of the rocket-space and other high-tech industries. The educational programmes are aimed at the formation of competencies in the field of the Earth remote sensing, the design of aerospace and other complex technical systems, the application of space technologies in various industries and agriculture.

The employees and the students conduct the research and development at the Scientific Center for Computer Simulation of Engineering Structures and Complex Systems, the Scientific Center for the Development of Geo-Information Technologies, the Scientific Center for Space Robotics, Nanotechnology, and Spacecraft Flight Control. The Institute has close ties with the space industry enterprises. The institute conducts scientific and educational activities of the basic departments established at the enterprises of “NPO Tekhnomash” FGUP and “Korporatsia VNIIEM” AO.

The students have the opportunity to develop their skills in spacecraft flight controlling and space technology application at the facilities of the training Flight Control Center, the Earth Remote Sensing Center and the International Marketing Center.

Key partners of the Institute are the leading ministries, departments and high-tech companies:

  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
  • State Corporation "Roskosmos".
  • “NPO Tekhnomash” FGUP
  • TSNIImash FGUP.
  • “Korporatsia VNIIEM” AO
  • “Rossiyskie kosmicheskie sistemy” AO
  • other state and commercial structures.

Main activities of the Institute:

Scientific work:

R&D fields:

  • Design of the orbits and orbital structures for the satellite systems.
  • Development of small spacecrafts and their elements.
  • Creation of space robotics and intelligent control systems for the spacecrafts and external manipulators.
  • Creation of complex engineering structures and materials with new properties to be used in space.

Educational activities:

Training of the specialists in the field of aerospace engineering in the interests of the rocket-space and other high-tech industries based on the interdisciplinary training and professional standards of Russia according to the principal Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes.

Extracurricular activities:

Participation of the students in the scientific, cultural, sports and charitable events involving famous scientists and practitioners of the rocket and space industry.

International activity:

The Institute develops cooperation with the leading foreign universities and organizations in the field of research, training and promotion of high-tech products and services.

Foreign partners of the Institute:

  • Berlin Institute of Technology (Germany)
  • EPF Ecole d’ingénieurs(France)
  • Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil)
  • National University of Engineering (Peru)
  • National Space Research and Development Agency (Nigeria)
  • School of Engineering Copperbelt University (Zambia)
  • Other educational, government and commercial organizations.

Academic staff

The teaching is conducted by the practitioners, employed by the space enterprises and academic institutions. The students master the fundamental knowledge in the field of physics, mechanics and mathematics in accordance with the technical fields of the main departments, and also receive the theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of aerospace engineering.

Features of the student training:

  • Business games, group and individual projects; interactive and case study methods.
  • Multimedia technologies, presentations, webinars, newsgroups.
  • Participation in research projects, international conferences, student exchanges.
  • Practical and laboratory classes, experimental work.
  • Basic departments provide practice-oriented training, all types of practical training, contribute to the mastery of modern industry-specific technologies, create the applicant – student – specialist system for the transfer of knowledge and skills.
  • The use of the material-technical and experimental base of the partner enterprises for practical and scientific activities.
  • Involvement of the practitioners from leading Russian and foreign companies and educational institutions.
  • The opportunity to study under the joint programmes both in Russia and abroad (obtaining of two diplomas).
  • Education in English in graduate and postgraduate studies.
  • Development of skills for multicultural communication and interaction.
  • The foreign students have a great opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and practices in the field of modern technologies and to use them in the development of companies and industries in their countries.

Training centers

  • Flight Control Center.
  • Center for Remote Sensing of the Earth.
  • International Marketing Center.

Science Centers

  • Scientific Center for Space Robotics, Nanotechnology and Spacecraft Flight Control.
  • Scientific center for the development of geo-information technologies.
  • Scientific center for computer simulation of engineering structures and complex systems.


  • Laboratory of Robotic Systems and Artificial Intelligence
  • Laboratory of automated control systems
  • Laboratory of Electrical Engineering
  • Laboratory of Computing Systems and Methods for Big Data Processing
  • Laboratory of Geo-Information Technologies
  • Laboratory of Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies
  • Laboratory of control over the aircraft movement