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On February 7, 2018 it was 10 years  as General Manager  - General Designer of NPP "Zvezda" G. Severin, who headed the enterprise from 1964 to 2008, died.

Under his leadership  the  spacesuit and the ejection seat for Yuri Gagarin's flight, the  lock chamber and the spacesuit for the world's first spacewalker Alexei Leonov were created, and the  generation of spacesuits  Orlan  was developed that were used on the orbital space station Mir , and now on  the ISS.

Russian cosmonauts Alexandr Misurkin and Anton Shkaplerov completed  the first spacewalk in 2018 outside the International space Station. This spacewalk was the fourth for Alexandr Misurkin. Anton Shkaplerov completed his second spacewalk.

The duration of the walk in the conditions of outer space was 8 - hours 12 - minutes.  This spacewalk became the longest in the history of Russia's space program. Anton Shkaplerov worked in the spacesuit Orlan  MK. Alexandr Misurkin wore an upgraded Orlan MKS with an improved temperature control system and a synthetic containment.

On August 18, 2017, the work was completed on the outer surface of the International Space Station.

The duration of the walk of Fedor  Yurchikhin  and Sergei  Ryazanskiy in the conditions of outer space was seven - hours 34 - minutes.

Sergei Ryazanskiy worked in the spacesuit Orlan  MK. Fedor Yurchikhin wore an upgraded Orlan MKS with an improved temperature control system and a synthetic containment.

The International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 started in Zhukovsky near Moscow on Tuesday.

JSC " Zvezda " is represented by two booths. One of them is located in the indoor pavilion C1, and the other on the static display, where the aircraft  equipped with light ejection systems is situated.

In the period from June 30 to July 9, a team of specialists from JSC "Zvezda" went to the territory of Georgia to climb the summit of the Mount "Kazbek" (5033 m). It was dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the native enterprise. This goal was not chosen by chance. The shock absorbing seat "Kazbek" for the spacecraft "Soyuz"  is one the key products of "Zvezda" was named in honor of the Caucasian.The group includes: Shlykov A.G., Chumarin A.R., Friday A.S., Lapin K.V., Makeev D.K., Svishchev D.O., Khvorov V.V., Shishkin A. A., Shkilev D.М.

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