The development of space navigation support systems, analysis of the impact of meteorites and solar-terrestrial relations

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This project is s supported by a number of grants awarded by the RFBR and state assignments of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. This research area is created as a part of the Centre for Space Research and Technology of KFU.

Supervisor – Prof. Yury Nefedyev, h = 2, director of Engelhardt Astronomical Observatory, born 1955.

The Department of Space Astrometry and Geodesy of Engelhardt Astronomical Observatory and OpenLab Solar-Terrestrial Relations were established.

Invited researchers

Omar Kurtanidze, h = 36, Researcher of Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory; Alexander Kosovichev,h=47, Director of Big US Solar Observatory, professor at the Stanford University; Leonid Pilyugin, h=23, Researcher at the Main Astronomical Observatory of Ukraine, a corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences.


National Observatory of Japan; Shanghai Astronomical Observatory; Main Astronomical Observatory of National Academy of Sciences; Roscosmos; Sternberg Astronomical Institute of Moscow State University; RAS Institute of Astronomy; Main Astronomical Observatory of RAS.

Main results

The construction of a global selenocentric core network on the surface of the Moon and establishment of distribution models of meteoritic matter up to the Mars orbit with a view to the safety of Russian space mission projects.