10 August 2020

The design-forum dedicated to the 45th anniversary of the Soviet-American joint space mission was carried out from 14 to 15 of July in the Siberian Center of Design (Tomsk, Russia).

During the two days of the forum space, design and science were united on one platform. Industrial designers, experts in the space industry from Russian and foreign companies, young people, and students of specialized universities gathered to discuss developments in these areas and share experience with professional industrial designers.

The first day of the forum was devoted to design market experts. The participants got acquainted with the road map of the industrial design engineering and listened to lectures on design in science. In addition, an expert panel on education in design and a round table on financing scientific projects were presented. The program of the second day was devoted to students and young specialists. Speakers from Russian and foreign companies, experts in the space industry shared their experience and talked about the experience of Soviet design for space, and conducted a review of the portfolio of industrial designers.

Discussions on financing scientific projects and advanced production technologies took place within the framework of the round table "Science and Design and Financing. Grants and subsidies". The forum was attended by Maxim Korobenkov, researcher of the International Research Center "Coherent X-ray Optics for MegaScience-class plants" of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University. Dr. Korobenkov presented a report on the design concept of the internal structure of ceramic composites that can be applied in the space industry.

Maxim Korobenkov:

“Thanks to events like the one we, young scientists may share experience in various fields and know more about innovative projects in science. This particular forum was devoted to design demand issues in industry and science. Within the framework of the forum, we have discussed various issues in engineering and looked through possible solutions of the issues. My report was viewing the design of ceramic composites used to protect orbital facilities from space debris. The concept we developed is based on a multi-level approach to modeling ceramic composites suitable to high-loading velocity properties. The results of the research give a valuable insight into destruction and damage sustainability dynamics. The prognosis results obtained may be used in construction new types of ceramic protection for a wide range of loading velocity properties”.


On the 15th of July 1975, the Soviet Union and the United States of America carried out a joint space mission. Two spaceships took part in the mission: “Soyuz-19” (USSR) and “Apollo” (USA).