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 engineer in the former Soviet space program, mainly working in control systems, and later found employment in Roscosmos.

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Boris Yevseyevich Chertok
Черток, Борис Евсеевич
B. Y. Chertok (1911-2011)
Born(1912-03-01)1 March 1912
Łódź, Russian Empire
(Present day in Poland)
Died14 December 2011(2011-12-14) (aged 99)[1]
CitizenshipFlag_of_Russia.svg Russia
Engineering career
DisciplineEngineering (Controls)
InstitutionsSoviet space program
Russian Space Forces
AwardsSee awards and honors

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 Korolev design bureau, the space aircraft designer bureau which he started working for in 1946. He retired in 1992.[2]

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