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RSCC executives awarded by Russian President

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Pursuant to Presidential Decree 186 dated 31 March, 2014, General Director Yuri Prokhorov is awarded the medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” 2nd Class, while Ye.V.Gruzintsev, Director for Operations, is decorated with the Medal “For Merit in Space Exploration”.

Pursuant to Presidential Decree 186 dated 31 March, 2014 General Director Yuri Prokhorov is awarded the medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” 2nd Class. Ye.V.Gruzintsev, Director for Operations, is decorated with the Medal “For Merit in Space Exploration”. The Decree states that Yu.V.Prokhorov and Ye.V.Gruzintsev have been decorated for their outstanding and dedicated work over many years and significant contribution to the development of the Russian space industry and social and economic progress of the Russian Federation at large, as well as for their socially proactive attitude.

RSCC personnel are congratulating Yuri Valentinovich and Yevgeny Vladimirovich on these well-deserved awards and high appreciation by the Russian President.

 

Born 29 October 1960.
Graduated from MIREA (Moscow State Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation) in 1984 as Radiotronics Engineer-Designer-Process Manager. His post-graduation course was on radiolocation and radio navigation.

From 1982 through 1993 he worked at TsNPO Kometa where he started as an engineer to become Head of Laboratory, developing special-purpose and telecommunications satellites. He also taught antennas and UHF systems at MIREA.

In 1993 he started at Khrunichev Space Center where he moved up from Head of Satellite Systems to Deputy General Director for IT and Communications and Director of Khrunichev Telecom.
In 2007 he was Director of New Systems Department at ОАО Intellect Telecom. 
Appointed First Deputy General Director of FGUP RSCC in July 2008, he became Acting General Director in June 2009 and was appointed General Director in May 2010.

Yuri Prokhorov led the efforts to develop and operate up-to-date telecommunications systems in the space industry, including at Baikonur and Plesetsk, and onboard transponders for Khrunichev-made small communications satellites. He was in charge of implementing CALS in management systems (including for the unified corporation-wide management systems). Also, he headed the work to develop and operate the Russian segment of the Iridium global mobile satellite communications system.

Yuri Prokhorov is a Merited Tester of Space Hardware and a full member of the International Academy of Communications. He sits on two Government Committees: for the development of TV and radio broadcasting, and for communications; he is also on the state committee for flight tests of space systems intended for social, economic, scientific and commercial purposes.

Born on 24 April 1951.

Graduated from Chief Artillery Marshal M.I.Nedelin Higher Military Engineering College in Rostov in 1973, and F.E.Dzerzhinsky Military Academy in 1985.

From 1978 to 1998 he served in the Space Forces’ Main Testing and Control Center as test engineer, later rising to a department head in a directorate.

From 1998 to 2003 he worked at FGUP Russian Scientific Research Institute for Space Avionics where he was involved in developing mobile ground spacecraft control complexes.

In 2003 Evgeny Gruzintsev joined RSCC as Head of day-to-day control of the spacecraft, and rose to Director, Department of Orbital Group Operation Control.

In the next two years he contributed significantly to the buildup of the ground control complex to support the RSCC constellation and to the effort that led to the launch of the first spacecraft belonging to the Express-АМ series. In the 2005 - 2008 period the ground control center team did all the requisite preparatory work, testing and commissioning of six satellites for regular operation.  In 2009, as Director, Department of Orbital Group Operation Control, Ground Control Complex and RSCC Computerized Monitoring and Measuring System, he led the efforts to upgrade and develop these facilities.

On 1 January 2013 Evgeny Gruzintsev was appointed Director for Operation of RSCC Satellite Constellation.

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