Ukraine, Canada announce start of construction of joint spaceport

Source : 112 Ukraine

The project envisages the creation of a commercial spaceport for the Cyclone-4M launch vehicle on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia
12:42, 20 November 2021

Ukraine and Canada have announced the start of construction of a joint space launch pad in the province of Nova Scotia (Canada). This was announced by the chairman of the State Space Agency Volodymyr Taftay on Facebook.

According to him, the project envisages the creation on the Atlantic coast of the province of Nova Scotia of a commercial cosmodrome for the Cyclone-4M carrier rocket designed and manufactured by the Ukrainian state enterprise Pivdenne and Pivdennyi Machine-Building Plant (former PA Yuzhmash) The project will be implemented by the Canadian company Maritime Launch Services Ltd (MLS).

Related: Ukraine expanding space program, plans 2022 Moon launch

As we reported earlier, the Governmental Committee approved the draft of the State Space Program of Ukraine for 2021-2025.

Among the main tasks of the program are the creation of space Earth observation systems, the introduction of space technologies in the service market, the creation of rocket technology, fundamental and applied scientific research in the field of space activities.

"The implementation of this program will allow, among other things, to ensure the development of the latest instruments, technologies and means for entering promising international projects, in particular the exploration of the Moon, to expand cooperation with the European Space Agency in order to gain Ukraine's membership in this organization, and so on," says the message.

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