31.08.2018

Jupiter Factory

Secrets of the Soviet past

 

Secret object of Chernobyl
     The Jupiter plant is one of the most mysterious and secret objects in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The Jupiter plant is located in the western part of the city of Pripyat, at a distance of about 4 kilometers from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The plant impresses with its vast territory, which consists of administrative, industrial and auxiliary complexes. The tallest building of the plant is an administrative and business complex, which offers beautiful views of the Polesie pine forests, the radars of the Chernobyl-2 complex and part of the buildings of the city of Pripyat. The entire territory of the plant was surrounded by a high concrete fence with barbed wire under voltage, which could only be reached through a checkpoint. The plant was built to provide jobs for residents of the city of Pripyat who were not related to the nuclear power plant. According to official figures, the plant manufactured tape recorders of the famous Jupiter brand, radio components, mechanisms, and components for them. According to unofficial data, military electronic computers were produced here. According to rumors, the factory manufactured electronics for air defense systems, black boxes for military aircraft, submarines and equipment for the KGB. The events in 1986 changed both the fate of the secret enterprise and the fate of everything else that was within a radius of 30 km. Thousands of people lost their families, homes, lives, work.


The mission of "Jupiter" in the post-accident period
     In 1986, they tried to wash the plant from radioactive dust, and partially succeeded. After the accident in 1987-1988, work resumed in the shops. The scientific and production enterprise “Spetsatom”, which dealt with the Chernobyl NPP, the city of Pripyat and other nearby territories are located near the 4-unit of the nuclear power plant. Over time, the company began to develop robotic systems for use in strong radiation fields during the aftermath of an accident. Specialists of the Special Atom examined the possibility of using technology without human intervention. Manipulators were assembled, developed remotely controlled vehicles, fire fighting systems. From 1988-1998, the Spetsatom Research and Production Enterprise carried out radiation research and conducted dust suppression on the territory of the 30-kilometer exclusion zone. Laboratories and enterprises worked by the end of the 1990s, after the cessation of the supply of heat and hot water to the city of Pripyat, the plant was stopped. A significant part of the equipment was taken out.


What is Jupiter today?
     Once work was in full swing here, the workshops were filled with various equipment.

     To this day, the Jupiter plant has not been preserved well, despite the efforts of looters and the efforts of nature. In buildings and buildings, you can see a large number of appliances, interesting things, household items, the remains of buses are still standing on the territory, and between the trees we can find the Japanese robot KOMATSU.

     The most mysterious place at the plant is the basement of Jupiter, in which, after the accident, radiological laboratories were located. In the basement there is a huge amount of chemicals, radioactive soil samples, and a box with black sand, which is highly radioactive, can be identified as an “artifact”. Rumor has it that in the sand is a piece of graphite rod, which was brought from the Chernobyl NPP. In 2012, for unknown reasons, the basement was filled with water.

     The workshops of the Jupiter factory are in one of the locations in the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R, so fans of computer games will definitely recognize this place as one of the key locations of cult games.

 

Excursions and tours to the Chernobyl exclusion zone


     At the secret factory "Jupiter", you can visit in the framework of multi-day and private tours, together with our company CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE. If you have long wanted to visit the Chernobyl zone and the city of Pripyat, then you just need to choose the appropriate date and sign up in the calendar of tours. Even if friends (foreigners) have come to you, do not worry, for such cases you can buy an urgent tour to Chernobyl. There are a lot of interesting objects in Pripyat, so we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the options for one-day and multi-day tours to the Chernobyl zone and choose the appropriate format for a group or individually (private) tour. If you go with us on an excursion to Chernobyl, you will hear the exciting stories of our guides who have been exploring the secrets of the Chernobyl zone for many years. There is also a unique opportunity to meet the sunset in Pripyat, explore the city at night, visit unusual places in Pripyat, go to the city of Pripyat - Slavutich twin, see robots, heavy army equipment, tell the secrets of the super-secret town of Chernobyl-2, which is not on any map . To do this, just sign up for any date in the calendar of tours, or call us. We recommend renting a personal dosimeter - a device for measuring background radiation, which will constantly inform you about the level of radiation conditions in the area where you are. In memory of visiting the Chernobyl zone, you can buy souvenirs from us. For our guests, we provide a special “tourist kit” which includes: water, wet and dry wipes, company leaflet, respirator. Follow the instructions of the attendant, be careful and careful when walking. Thank you for choosing CHERNONYL ADVENTURE for your trip to Chernobyl.