General Designer – General Director, Yuzhnoye State Design Office, leading aerospace company in Ukraine.
Born on October 31, 1951. Graduated from Leningrad Mechanical Institute, major: aircraft propulsion, (1975) and from School of Economics at Dnepropetrovsk National University (2001). Underwent study courses and training in several aerospace companies of the United States and France.
Alexander Degtyarev has been working at Yuzhnoye SDO since 1975.
2005 – 2010: First Deputy General Designer – General Director, System Engineering and Integrated Business Development.
Since 2010: General Designer –General Director.
While working in a design department at Yuzhnoye SDO between 1975 and 1992, Alexander Degtyarevmade a considerable practical contribution to
the development and upgrading of the missile complexes, and to the upgrading and commercial use of the Zenit and the Dnepr launch systems, several spacecraft and satellite systems. Mr. Degtyarev made a significant contribution to well-known space launch systems developed in international cooperation such as Sea Launch, Land Launch, and Dnepr.
With his active participation, many reliable contacts were established with leading space companies, space agencies and organizations in Europe, United States, Egypt, Japan, Republic of Korea, and other countries.
Author of more than 200 research scientific publications and papers on launch system development, upgrading, and tailoring for many applications, including scientific; author of 50 inventions and patents being the basis for competitive space launch system technologies.
Academician of The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2015), academician of International Academy of Engineering (2012), D.Sc. in Engineering (2012), Ph.D in Economics (2006), member of the International Academy of Astronautics, IAA, (2005), Secretary of the Ukrainian regional division of the IAA (2005), member of the IAA Board of Trustees.
Awarded with the “Laurel Wreath” of the International Academy of Astronautics for Team Achievements in creation of Sea Launch rocket-space system (2009).
Honored worker of Ukrainian space industry (2001), Honored engineering worker of Ukraine (2004). Winner of the State Prize of Ukraine (2009), decorated with Vasiliy Utkin Gold Medal of the Russian Federation (2011), winner of the Prize of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2013) and M.K. Yangel Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2013).
Decorated with the Order of Merit, 3rd and 2nd class (2002, 2011), as well as with more than 20 medals of governmental and non-governmental institutions.