NASA launched Antares rocket into space, assembled with the participation of Yuzhnoye Design Bureau

NASA launched Antares rocket into space, assembled with the participation of Yuzhnoye Design Bureau

NASA launched Antares rocket into space, assembled with the participation of Yuzhnoye Design Bureau

On the night of Saturday, October 3, the United States successfully launched the Antares rocket, assembled with the participation of specialists from the Ukrainian Yuzhnoye Design Bureau.

The launch was carried out at 4:16 Kiev time from the Wallops Island, Virginia cosmodrome. The Cygnus cargo vehicle is heading for the International Space Station with about 3.6 tons of cargo.

The Ukrainian design bureau Yuzhnoye, as well as NASA, informs about this on its Facebook page.

Friends, today is the third successful launch of a launch vehicle this year, created with the participation of enterprises of the space industry of Ukraine! – says the message of the Ukrainian design bureau.

Launch video:

The main structure of the first stage of the launch vehicle was developed by the Ukrainian Yuzhnoye design bureau and is manufactured at the Makarov Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant in cooperation with a number of Ukrainian companies.

As the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States added, a team of specialists from Ukrainian space enterprises arrived in the United States to timely prepare the rocket for launch in April this year.

At the cosmodrome during the launch of the rocket was the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Vladimir Yelchenko.

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“Ukraine confirms its status as a reliable partner of the United States in the field of space exploration,” the embassy noted.

telegraf.com.ua

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