Executive Director of the Space Technologies and Communications Cluster
Sergey Zhukov was born on the 8th of September 1956 in Dzhezkazgan (Kazakhskaya SSR).
PhD in Technical Sciences, research-cosmonaut, member of the Russian Academy of cosmonautics.
In 1979 Sergey graduated with honors from Higher Technical School named after Bauman with the degree in “nuclear power units”.
Sergey worked in Rocket and Space Corporation “Energia”, was in charge of setting experiments in astrophysics and radio-biology on board of “Mir” orbital station, instructed cosmonauts.
In 1991–1993 he was deputy Leader of the Work Group in Cosmonautics with the Government and Supreme Council of Russia, that ensured the creation of the Russian Space Agency (RSA), the adoption of the law “On Space Activity” and “Agreement Between the CIS Countries Concerning Cooperation in the Sphere of Exploration and Use of Cosmic Space”.
In 1996 under the RSA auspices Sergey Zhukov founded and chaired CJSC “Russian Technology Transfer Center” on the basis of which the Industrial Center on Patent-Licensing Work and Commercialization of the Research and Development Results was established in 2000.
Sergey participated in the founding of Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Russian Technologies” in 1997 and of the space-launch complex “Vostochnyy” in 2007, managed the project development of the Inter-industry innovation center with the defense industry complex in 2007-2010.
Sergey Zhukov is President of the public association “Moscow Space Club”, expert of the Federation Council, author of verse collections and scientific articles. Since 2003 he is a member of the cosmonaut corps of Russia.