• D. Bondarenko State design office «Yuzhnoye»
  • А. Krivoruchko State design office «Yuzhnoye»
  • P. Khorolskiy State design office «Yuzhnoye»


This article is about the devices and systems that are designed to connect and separate structural elements of missiles, in particular, their compartments, in conditions of limited access to the joint. When designers create rocketry, they meet with a number of problems, since it has to be multifunctional, placed in a limited volume and at the same time remain technological. Creating detachable joints of missiles compartments is a simple and difficult task concurrently. It becomes a difficult task when technological equipment, modes of operation and internal components of a missile impose a number of restrictions on the detachable joint. Sometimes these restrictions come to the point that it is necessary to create such a detachable joint, which could connect and separate compartments remotely without access to the joints themselves. And at this moment, all the variety of technical solutions becomes useless without any improvements, since all of them are intended for connection in conditions of normal access to the joint. Thus, the main drawback of the generally known solutions is the lack of functionality, which means impossibility of remote (without access to the joint) connection and separation the detachable joints. The purpose of this article is to develop a design of the detachable joint, which provides remote connection, and separation of the missile structural elements. Using as examples various variants of the devices and systems for connecting and separating structural elements of missiles, various options of the most effective solution of the specific problem, mentioned above, are considered. The analysis is carried out and recommendations are given for their designs adaptation to multiuse without the possibility of maintenance. These recommendations will make it possible to further solve problems such as, for example, connecting a jettison able aerodynamic fairing with a missile, payload with a compartment, or compartments with each other – automatically, without the participation of technical personnel in the work area, which, accordingly, will reducing the time for preparing and launching missiles. Scientific novelty lies in the development of system, namely, remote connection and disconnection of compartments in conditions of limited access to the joint, as well as increase in manufacturability and reduction of disturbances during disconnection of compartments.

Author Biographies

D. Bondarenko, State design office «Yuzhnoye»

Инженер-конструктор отдела по разработке полезных нагрузок, аспирант.

Проектирование изделий РКТ.

А. Krivoruchko, State design office «Yuzhnoye»

Ведущий инженер-конструктор отдела по разработке полезных нагрузок, аспирант.

Проектирование изделий РКТ.

P. Khorolskiy , State design office «Yuzhnoye»

Начальник сектора отдела баллистики, кандидат технических наук.

Конструкции и проектирование изделий РКТ.


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How to Cite
Bondarenko, D., KrivoruchkoА., & Khorolskiy, P. (2020). THE DEVELOPMENT OF EFFECTIVE SYSTEMS FOR CONNECTING AND SEPARATING OF COMPARTMENTS. Journal of Rocket-Space Technology, 28(4), 14-20.