Space industry of Ukraine within participation in intl cooperation provides five launches

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The enterprises of the space industry of Ukraine in 2017 within the framework of participation in international cooperation in the world market of launch services provided five launches of carrier rockets.

The State Space Agency of Ukraine said in 2017 three launches of the Vega carrier rocket of the European Space Agency (ESA), one launch of the Antares carrier rocket operated in the United States under the contract with NASA, as well as one launch of the Zenit-3SLBF carrier rocket within the framework of the Land Launch international project were provided with the participation of Ukrainian space enterprises,

In particular, the launch of the Antares medium class carrier rocket, developed and created in Ukraine, involved in the implementation of the NASA contract for the provision of commercial resupply services (CRS) of the International Space Station (ISS), was held from the space launch complex on the island of Wallops (the United States) in November.

The main construction of the first stage of the Antares rocket was designed by Pivdenne Design Bureau and manufactured at Pivdenmash state enterprise. Ukraine's Hartron-Arkos, Hartron-Ucom, Chezara and Rapid also participated in the project.
 

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Pivdenmash is preparing the expansion of industrial cooperation with the American company Orbital ATK Inc. for 2018 under the program of middle class Antares carrier rockets, involved in the implementation of the NASA contract for the provision of commercial resupply services (CRS) of the International Space Station (ISS).

A source in the plant management told the agency that the company expects in 2018 to receive a new additional order from the U.S. side for the delivery to the United States of the basic structure of the first stage for Antares carrier rockets.

"At present cooperation under the program is provided by Pivdenmash within the contract signed with the U.S. company in 2008 for the delivery of 14 main blocks of the first stage of the Antares carrier rocket. Some ten of them have already been shipped to the customer, another four are to be delivered in 2018," the report reads.

"Given the fact that the annual demand for Antares carrier rockets until 2025, according to Americans, is two launches per year, today we are working with our partners to develop a plan of additional orders for the delivery of 12 more basic first-stage structures in addition to the current contract," the source said.

At the same time, he specified that "according to the agreement, a new contract with Orbital OTK is planned for 2018."
 

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Antonov Airlines, one of the world's leading operators of heavy-duty An-124-100 Ruslan aircraft with a cargo capacity of 150 tonnes, will provide transportation of missile components from Los Angeles to the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (the United States) in the interests of the U.S. SpaceX.

According to the application of the Ukrainian operator, posted on the website of Daily Airlines Filings of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), a cargo flight, within which part of the nose fairing of the carrier rocket with a total bulk of 28.1 tonnes will be delivered to the launch site, is scheduled for January 11-13.

According to the application, the provision of cargo transportation is "critically important" for SpaceX and its customers, taking into account the company's starting mission plans.

Antonov Airlines is the air transportation division of Antonov state enterprise, the leading Ukrainian developer and manufacturer of aircraft equipment, which has been part of Ukroboronprom state concern since 2016.
 

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There is also a subsidiary company in Ukraine – Skyrora UA Ltd. with its office to assist the UK team in conducting research and development of cutting-edge technologies, market analysis, calculations, supply chain mapping through the great potential and skills of the Ukrainian professional team. Skyrora develops satellites, launch vehicles, drones for coronavirus delivery, and space tugs. The company website shows how does space tug work - it can be used to deploy payloads into different orbits and altitudes.
 

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