Ukraine Pushes Its Space Industry in U.S., Russia, China

By Frank Morring, Jr.
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
November 04, 2013
Credit: NASA

Ukrainian space officials soon will begin bilateral talks with NASA on possible cooperation in civil space exploration, including lightweight radiation-shielding and a possible liquid-fuel upper stage for Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares launch vehicle.

On the heels of the successful demonstration flight of Antares, with its Ukrainian-built first stage, the Eastern European nation is pursuing cooperation with Russia, China and any other countries interested in buying its advanced space hardware, according to Ukrainian space officials visiting the U.S. this week.

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