Ukraine, USA to Launch New Space Rocket in Late 2010
Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS
Kiev, 24 September: Ukraine and the United States will make the first launch of a new carrier rocket at the end of 2010, the deputy director-general of Ukraine’s national space agency, Eduard Kuznetsov, said on Wednesday [24 September].
According to Kuznetsov, the project will be presented at the aerospace show AviaSweet-21 to open outside Kiev on 25 September.
“It will be a vehicle for the delivery of cargoes to the International Space Station,” he said.
The Ukrainian space agency will also present, jointly with a German firm, a series of robots the production of which may be launched in Ukraine.
Originally published by ITAR-TASS news agency, Moscow, in English 1452 24 Sep 08.
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