School №6. Astronautical and rocket engineering

№ 601 Space system engineering
№ 602 Aviation and rocket systems
№ 603 Structural mechanics and strength
№ 604 Systems analysis and control
№ 606 Automated manufacturing systems
№ 607 Life support systems
№ 608 Space aero-hydro systems design
№ 609 Applied informatics
№ 610 Management of space-rocket systems maintenance

This school offers programs unique for aerospace vehicle design studies and wide-range in the subject of aerospace engineering.

The courses cover a full spectrum of aerospace engineering and offer three specific areas of study:

• Design, manufacturing and testing of different flying vehicles (spacecraft, missiles, re-entry vehicles, launched complexes, etc.);

• Structural analysis, applied mechanics, thermal design, Earth observation and applied computer science;

• Flying vehicle control, flight dynamics and air-hydrodynamics.

The school curriculum offers majors such as: Spacecraft and Rocket Systems, Flight Dynamics and Control, Large-Scaled Aerospace Complexes, Flighing Vehicle Structure Strength and Thermal Modes of Operation, Spacecraft and Rockets Manufacturing (including orbital assembly), Life Support and Emergency Crew-rescue Systems, Air-hydrodynamics, Aerospace CAD/CAM, etc.

The Aerospace School also offers students minor courses in: Ecology, Earth Observation, Foreign languages, Industrial Management, Computers and other.

The school is involved in a number of consulting and research project, as well as in students and faculty exchange programs.

The Aerospace school has extended relationships with the well known Russian aerospace centers and corporations (such as Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI), Space Corporation Enerrgiya, Lavochkin Research and Production Association (NPO Lavochkin), Central scientific Research Institute for Machine Building (TsNIIMash), Gromov Flight Research Institute (GNTs LII) and other, as well as with the leading universities and laboratories in the U.S.A., Germany, France, Great Britain, Brazil, China, Mexico etc.

During their education the Aerospace School students also participate in research and design activities. A number of small communication satellite programs were developed and implemented in the school-based Design Bureau Iskra. Two of such satellites were launched in 1979. Another two small satellites, Iskra-2 and -3 were released through the Salyut-7 space station airlock in 1983 and two satellites of MAK series (developed jointly with R&D Institute of Applied Mechanics and Electrodynamics) MAK-1 and -2 were launched from the Mir space station 1991 and 1992. Now school researchers develop a new family of small communication satellites.