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Rocket Technology of Peter the Great Era



V.A. Borodavkin
M.N. Okhochinsky
pror-ur@bstu.spb.su
rk-voenmeh@yandex.ru
vice rector, Head of the Department of Rocket Engineering, D. Ustinov Baltic State Technical University (VOENMEH), Doctor of Engineering, professor, full member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, full member of K. Tsyolkovskiy Russian Space Exploration Academy, recipient of the Prize of St. Petersburg in Education
senior lecturer, the Department of Rocket Engineering, D. Ustinov Baltic State Technical University (VOENMEH), PhD in History, associate professor, corresponding member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, corresponding member of K. Tsyolkovskiy Russian Space Exploration Academy, recipient of the Prize of St. Petersburg in Education
St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg

Keywords:

  • solid fuel rocket
  • firework rocket
  • signal rocket
  • scientific and technical literature
  • «rocket institution»
  • We look at the development and application of missile systems during Peter the Great’s reign. We show that the development of rocket technology in Russia during the period in question is directly connected with the name of the Russian emperor-reformer and his views on the development of weapons and military equipment.