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# NPO Energomash # Main # RD-171MV # Soyuz-525.09.2019 12: 41The world’s most powerful engine will be digitized in October NPO Energomash, part of Roscosmos State Corporation, is completing the digitization of design documentation for the RD-171MV engine for the launch vehicle Soyuz-5. Since May of this year, work on the creation of electronic design documentation for the RD-171MV engine has been proceeding at an accelerated pace. A special working group has been created in the design bureau of the enterprise, which has been actively digitizing all design documentation. Already now all the details have been modeled, large and small assemblies have been made, and the final assembly of the engine is nearing completion. “We plan to complete the work in late September – early October. In addition to 3D models, we create full-fledged electronic design documentation, with all the information necessary for the production, control and delivery of finished products, ”said Oleg Tverye, head of the digital technology introduction department of NPO Energomash. Electronic design documentation will allow controlling the production process at all stages, as well as effectively manage it. This will significantly reduce the production time and automate many processes from manufacturing parts and assembly units to assembling the engine itself and conducting fire tests. After completing work on the RD-171MV engine, the company’s design engineers will begin digitizing the design documentation for the RD-191 engine for the rocket- carrier “Angara”, the work on which should be completed at the end of 2020. RD-171MV is a modernized version of the base engine RD-170/171, developed by NPO Energomash in 1976-1986. The upgraded engine is already recognized as the most powerful in the world: with a mass of 10 tons – its thrust exceeds 800 tons.


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