Currently, the AF Mozhaisky Military Space Academy is a backbone polytechnic university of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, a leading educational, scientific and methodical center in the field of military space activities, information and telecommunication technologies, and technologies for collecting and processing special information.
The education that graduates receive at the Military Space Academy fully complies with the requirements imposed on officers during military service. The academy trains officers for 40 military specialties, many of which have no analogues in our country.
The main task of the academy is to train highly qualified officers with deep engineering knowledge for parts and subdivisions of the Aerospace Defense Forces, to conduct scientific research in the interests of the Aerospace Defense Forces of Russia, which have the most sophisticated rocket and space systems incorporating the latest achievements of modern science. XXI century. They require a professional officer with a broad technical knowledge, officer-patriot.
The whole system of educational, scientific and educational work of the Academy command and faculty is subordinated to the fact that the graduate of the AFMozhaysky Military Space Academy possesses high intelligence, has the necessary moral qualities, high general culture, forms such a system of values and ideals that would allow him to faithfully and successfully fulfill his military duty.
The graduates of the academy are specialists in rocket and space complexes, they solve the defense tasks of the state level, numerous applied and fundamental scientific problems, ensure the operation of spacecraft and launch vehicles.
Among the graduates of the Academy are Colonel-General Vladimir Popovkin, who held the post of Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation - Chief of Armaments of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant-General Stanislav Suvorov - Chairman of the Military Scientific Committee of the Russian Armed Forces - Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The first representative of the Space Forces who flew to the international space station, Hero of the Russian Federation, pilot-cosmonaut Colonel Yuri Shargin is also a graduate of the Academy.