By decision of the USSR Government the construction of the Experimental Plant began in Obninsk (Kaluga Region).
The optics site was put into service. The beginning of batch production allowed the Experimental Plant to fall into the line of operating enterprises of the branch by the end of the year.
The vital needs of national science and rapidly growing requirements of the aeronautical engineering demanded the developing of a base for creation of articles from nonmetallic materials. The Experimental Plant was reorganized into the Branch of Technical Glass Research Institute (NITS).
The Branch of All-Union Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM) was established at the same site.
Sarcophagus glazing for Lenin Mausoleum providing the protection against dynamic effects and exact image reproduction was developed and manufactured at the Enterprise.
The Research and Production Enterprise “Technologiya” was established on the basis of NITS and VIAM Branches.
The Enterprise was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor for the merits in developing products for aviation equipment.
Successful tests of space shuttle “Buran” with ceramic thermal protection, cockpit glazing and composite components developed at ORPE “Technologiya” were conducted.
The Enterprise was awarded the status of the Russian Federation Scientific Center for the successful carrying out of fundamental and applied research and obtaining of outstanding practical results.
The batch production of CFRP nose cone shells for the launchers “Proton” was started.
The first thermal honeycomb panel for the temperature control system of new generation used in space vehicles was manufactured.
The first certificate of conformity of the Enterprise quality management system to the international standards ISO 9002:1994 was obtained.
The unique dimensionally stable CFRP support structures for the Transition Radiation Tracker of Large Hadron Collider (LHС) were created within the framework of the International Project ATLAS.
The batch production of multifunctional optically transparent nano-sized coatings was mastered.
An industrial method of multifunctional optically transparent coating application to the aircraft glazing was developed and manufactured.
For the first time in Russia the batch production of sound-absorbing resonance-like structures for the power units of new generation aircraft (including SSJ-100 and MS-21) was started.
The PCM materials and structures Quality Management System was certified for the compliance with the international aerospace standards AS/EN 9100.
The Enterprise was reorganized into the Open Joint Stock Company (OJSC) “ORPE “Technologiya” and entered the holding Company OJSC “RT-Chemical Technologies and Composite Materials” of the State Corporation “Rostekhnologii”.
A small space vehicle MKA-FKI for space fundamental research with solar cell batteries having superlight CFRP carriers made at ORPE Technologiya was successfully launched.
For the first time in Russia, the large-sized pilot integral CFRP stringer panels of the MS-21 tail-plane torsion box were manufactured by automated layering method.
The aircraft glazing Quality Management System was certified for the compliance with the international aerospace standards AS/EN 9100.
The enterprise was granted the certificate of conformity to the requirements of the International Railway Industry Standard IRIS.
The unique method of jigless precision assembly of spacecraft frames was developed.
ORPE Technologiya was named after the first Director General Aleksandr Romashin.
As part of Aist-2D space vehicle, integral solar cell carriers having no analogues in the world passed the flight tests.
The technology of manufacturing lightweight bird-impact resistant polycarbonate transparencies for advanced aircraft engineering was developed for the first time in Russia.
Batch production of large-sized carbon fiber-reinforced plastic VTP/HTP torsion-box parts for MC-21 airliner was started.
Successful launch of the hundredth launch vehicle Proton-M with the polymer composite shells and structural parts made by ORPE Technologiya took place.
Production of glassceramic substrates of film integrated circuits was established to meet the demands of native radioelectronics.
New project for production of T-500 aircraft for aerochemical work was set up. The first flight item was demonstrated to the President of Russia at MAKS-2017.
Schools of thought were developed in three fields of concern: polymeric composite materials, structural optics and ceramic materials.