"Research Institute of Cosmic and Aviation Materials" was created in 1987. It was a time of the beginning of collapse of the Russian science and industry. The founders of the Institute Aristov Vasiliy Fedorovich and Anikin Vladimir Mikhailovich, was working that time at the State Research Institute of chemical-photographic industry (Pereslavl branch). Public funding of this institute initially drastically reduced and it had to lay off most of the staff, and since 1990 the state funding was cut completely and subsequently Pereslavl branch of GosNIIHimFotoProekt has been completely eliminated, all of its employees laid off, and the buildings began to rent out.
In order to retain the ability to do science Aristov V.F. and Anikin V.M. create Research - production cooperative "Myisl" (1987). In 1996, RPC "Myisl" was reorganized into CJSC "Research Institute of Cosmic and Aviation Materials" (CJSC NIIKAM). Since 1987 till present time, the institute has not received a ruble from the state budget of the Soviet Union or Russia. All the money we get, we get from space enterprises of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, USA, France, India, etc. for development, manufacture and supply of advanced materials for spacecraft and carrier rockets.
The NIIKAM complex includes both research laboratories (Institute), as well as plant for the production of cosmic materials, main owner and CEO of the Institute and plant is one - Aristov Vasiliy Fedorovich. On our plant we produce only what is developed (and usually patented) at our Institute.
To date, NIIKAM has developed and mastered the production of more than 55 different materials for unmanned spacecraft, manned spacecraft, launch vehicles, spacesuits.
The company develops. In 2009 - 2010 years output growth was 25-30%, the number of employees during that time increased by about 20% a year, the production area grew during this period by 4 times. In 2010 we developed, patented and mastered the production of 4 new material for cosmonautics in Russia and other countries.
Research Institute of Cosmic and Aviation Materials is located in Pereslavl-Zalessky of Yaroslavl region. There we bought a part of the building of the former factory of magnetic tapes, the former company "Slavich".