Boris Chertok

Soviet-Russian scientist and engineer (1912–2011) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Boris Yevseyevich Chertok (Russian: Бори́с Евсе́евич Черто́к; 14 March [O.S. 1 March] 1912 – 14 December 2011) was a Russian electrical engineer and the control systems designer in the Soviet Union's space program, and later found employment in Roscosmos.

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Boris Chertok
Boris Yevseyevich Chertok
Борис Евсеевич Черток

(1912-03-01)1 March 1912
Łódź, Russian Empire (now Poland)
Died14 December 2011(2011-12-14) (aged 99)[1]
Moscow, Russia
Occupation(s)Soviet and Russian rocket scientist and engineer
Known forDeputy Chief Designer of Soviet Space Program

Major responsibility under his guidance was primarily based on computerized control system of the Russian missiles and rocketry system, and authored the four-volume book Rockets and People– the definitive source of information about the history of the Soviet space program.

From 1974, he was the deputy chief designer of the S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, the space aircraft designer bureau which he started working for in 1946. He retired in 1992.[2]