- Russian Space Research Institute
The Russian Space Research Institute ( _ru. Институт космических исследований Российской Академии Наук, Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian
abbreviation: ИКИ РАН, IKI RAN) is the leading organization of the Russian Academy of Scienceson space explorationto benefit of the fundamental science.
The Institute conducts scientific researches in the fields of
astrophysics, planetary science, solar physics, Sun- Earthrelations, cosmic plasmaand unlinear geophysics. IKI also performs scientific programs of space research, develops and tests space technologies in collaboration with Russian Academy of Sciencesand Federal Space Agency.
Originally it was founded
May 15, 1965in Soviet Unionby Council of Ministers decree #392-147 as Space Research Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences (Russian abbr.: ИКИ АН СССР, "IKI AN SSSR"). In 1992it was renamed to present name. The Institute located in Moscowand has staff of 290 scientists.
Directors of the Institute
# Georgy Petrov (
Roald Z. Sagdeev( 1973— 1988)
# Albert Galeev (
# Lev Zeleny (
The Institute do researches on following directions:
* High-energy astrophysics
* Space plasma physics
Interplanetary mediumand solar wind
Russian Space Science Internet
* Data Archive
References and external links
* [http://www.iki.rssi.ru/eng/index.htm Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences]
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