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Andrii Kolesnyk about the future of the space industry

Andrii Kolesnyk about the future of the space industry

Andrii Kolesnyk, Adviser to the Head of State Space Agency of Ukraine, former head of Analysis and Forecasting of space activities Department.   How do you estimate the prospects of Ukraine’s membership in the European Space Agency? When will it happen? In your opinion, what are the prospects in this regard to the space industry […]

Dmitriy Nikon about small-lift launch vehicle

Dmitriy Nikon about small-lift launch vehicle

Dmitriy Nikon is Chief Economist at Yuzhmash.   Is there any use to produce small-lift launch vehicles? For myself, I keep statistics of carrier rocket launches in the world. Upon this information, I can say that until 2017, approximately 800-900 satellites were operating in Earth’s orbit. Since 2018, this number has doubled, if not tripled. […]

Final development tests of the RD861K engine

Final development tests of the RD861K engine

Final development tests of the RD861K engine On June 26th, tests of liquid rocket engine RD861K were successfully conducted at Yuzhmash. It was the final, second stage of finishing tests.   The work was carried out at the first test bench at Yuzhmash. During their testing, the fire test cycle was carried out, in which […]

Vladimir Kukushkin about the aerospace aircraft and industry opportunities

Vladimir Kukushkin about the aerospace aircraft and industry opportunities

Vladimir Kukushkin the specialist in the field of rocketry, the Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor at Department of Engine Engineering of Dneprovsky National University.   I would like to know more about your project spaceplane (PSP) “Sura”. What are its advantages? My book with co-author Alexander Levenko “Aerospace Aircraft” was written in 2007. But my […]

Memorandum of Understanding with Caris Company is signed

Memorandum of Understanding with Caris Company is signed

The State Space Agency of Ukraine, the YUZHMASH and the South Korean company Caris signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the production of 5000 electric buses and 7800 charging stations. The agreement outlines the way to the signing of contracts in the amount of 23 billion hryvnias, with production period lasting up to 2023.   […]

Yuriy Alekseev about YUZHMASH and Space

Yuriy Alekseev about YUZHMASH and Space

What projects were at YUZHMASH during your work as general director? There were joint work with the International Space Company Cosmotras.  We made a satellite for the Egyptians – EgyptSat.  The great merit in organizing this project belongs to the President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.  At that time, there was a close relationship between Ukraine […]

Yuriy Alekseev about the launch of Crew Dragon

Yuriy Alekseev about the launch of Crew Dragon

The launch by SpaceX of the manned spacecraft Crew Dragon, which caused a great public outcry, has been the subject of wide discussion not only in the press, but also among professionals.  Yuriy Alekseev, former Director General of Yuzhmash (1992-2005), who later headed the space agency, gave his assessment of this event.  «Undoubtedly, this is […]

May 8-9 – Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation

May 8-9 – Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation

On these days of May, we, along with millions of people around the world, celebrate the Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War and the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazism in World War II. These memorable days represent the heroic, selfless work of veterans […]