The designer of rocket engines Anatoly Daron passed away. This was reported by the press service of the scientific and production association (NPO) Energomash named after academician Glushko.
Energomash, as reported by Rambler, is the parent company of the association of leading Russian enterprises of rocket engine manufacturing.
Today, his press service announced the death of Daron in the United States at the 95th year of life as a result of an exacerbation of heart and kidney failure, which he suffered for many years.
“The bright memory of an outstanding scientist and designer will forever remain in our hearts,” the publication said.
Daron was born in Odessa in 1926, graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI
) in 1948, and began working at Energomash in August 1948. He left there in 1998, having gone from a design engineer to the head of department and leading designer.
Daron was the lead designer in the development of the RD-107, RD-108, and RD-270 rocket engines. The launch vehicle of the Vostok-1 spacecraft, the first spacecraft that lifted the man, the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
, to near-earth orbit, was equipped with RD-107. (Source: rambler)