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Krunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Krunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a major Russian aerospace enterprise, based in Moscow, that develops and builds Russian components for the International Space Station as well as a number of launch vehicles including the Proton, Rockot, and Angara. It was formed following a presidential decree in 1993 from the Krunichev Machine-building Plant (originally set up in 1916 to make cars) and the Salyut Design Bureau, which had been responsible for building all elements of the Salyut and Mir space stations.