On May 11, four stamps dedicated to the technical achievements of Russia and dedicated to the Year of Science and Technology went into postal circulation
By the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, 2021 has been declared the Year of Science and Technology. The purpose of the Decree is to further develop science and technology in the Russian Federation.
The 2021 stamps feature projects developed by Russian scientists.
FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) (call sign Skybot F-850), android robotics complex " Fedor "-an anthropomorphic rescue robot developed by the NGO" Android Technology " and the Foundation for Advanced Research commissioned by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia. The humanoid robot is equipped with a speech system that can recognize words and give answers. The robot can work offline for 1 hour, as well as under the control of an operator over a long distance via satellite communication. The robot can open the door, work with a drill, sit down, drive a car and ATV in autonomous mode, pass the maze "snake", climb the steps. On August 22, 2019, FEDOR flew to the International Space Station on the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft in the center pilot seat.
The "Cyclone" project is a common name for vertical take-off cyclolets. It was developed by the Foundation for Advanced Research (FPI) together with the Institute of Thermophysics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Autonomous Aerospace Systems Research and Production Enterprise. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Cyclone project is capable of transporting up to 20 kilograms without being noticed. The device with a very extreme weight summary is made of carbon fiber. The Cyclolet has a hybrid power plant: a gasoline engine with a generator, electric motors with batteries.
The experimental robotic platform "Marker" is a joint project of the National Center for the Development of Technologies and Basic Elements of Robotics of the FPI and the NGO "Android Technology". The "Marker" platform can be based on both tracked and wheeled chassis, and has a modular architecture. Armament — 7.62 mm machine gun and two anti-tank guided missiles. The "marker" can be paired with a fighter, receiving target designation from the sight of his weapon, or controlled remotely.
Vityaz is a Russian autonomous uninhabited underwater vehicle. On May 8, 2020, it reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench, recording a depth of 10,028 meters. During this dive, the device was at the bottom for more than 3 hours, where it conducted surface mapping, photo and video shooting of the seabed, received the parameters of the marine environment and installed a pennant on the bottom of the Mariana Trench in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
The postage stamps depict the anthropomorphic robot "Fedor", the unmanned aerial vehicle" Cyclone", the experimental robotic platform" Marker", the autonomous uninhabited underwater vehicle"Vityaz".
Artist-designer: R. Komsa.
Nominal value: 24 rubles. each plot.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 88×103 mm.
Product form: a sheet with decorated fields of 4 (2×2) stamps.
Circulation: 110 thousand stamps (110 thousand sheets).
In addition to the issue of postage stamps, envelopes of the first day were issued and special postmarks were made for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk and Chelyabinsk.