History

1959

By decision of the USSR Government the construction of the Experimental Plant began in Obninsk (Kaluga Region).

1962

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.

1963

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).

1968

The Branch of All-Union Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM) was established at the same site.

1972

Sarcophagus glazing for Lenin Mausoleum providing the protection against dynamic effects and exact image reproduction was developed and manufactured at the Enterprise.

1978

The Research and Production Enterprise “Technologiya” was established on the basis of NITS and VIAM Branches.

1985

The Enterprise was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor for the merits in developing products for aviation equipment.

1988

Successful tests of space shuttle “Buran” with ceramic thermal protection, cockpit glazing and composite components developed at ORPE “Technologiya” were conducted.

1994

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.

1995

The batch production of CFRP nose cone shells for the launchers “Proton” was started.

2000

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.

2004

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.

2005

The batch production of multifunctional optically transparent nano-sized coatings was mastered.

2009

An industrial method of multifunctional optically transparent coating application to the aircraft glazing was developed and manufactured.

2010

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.

2011

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”.

2012

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.

2013

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.

2014

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.

2015

ORPE Technologiya was named after the first Director General Aleksandr Romashin.

2016

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.

2017

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.

2018

The production of the new civil silica ceramic products such as covers for temperature sensors which are in demand in metallurgy and machine industry was set up. The products were developed under the order of domestic manufacturers of temperature sensors.

The certification of the special aircraft T-500 for aerochemical work contributed to the start of the batch production of polymer composite structures for the aircraft manufacture. The first ten production aircraft T-500 have already been contracted.

Technologiya joined the ranks of the Russian leaders in import substitution. The development of the company, which ensured the setting-up of ceramic radioparent radomes of fundamentally new design for high-speed aircraft production, won the Priority-2018 Award.

A CFRP load-carrying structure for a solar module of an advanced spacecraft was developed. The maximum specific weight of the structure assembly was 1.5 kg / m2, which was found the best value worldwide.

Technologiya research group of scientists, which had developed a new type of the aircraft glazing from monolithic polycarbonate and the technology of its production, was recognized by the Russian Federation Government Award for the achievements in the field of science and technology.

2019

ORPE Technologiya named after A.G. Romashin was awarded with the honorary title ‘Labor Glory of the Kaluga Region’ for the special contribution to the development of economic, social and industrial capacity of the Region as well as to the strengthening the defense power of Russia.

The Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping confirmed a compliance of glazing products produced by ORPE Technologiya named after A.G. Romashin with the requirements of shipbuilding industry.

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