Construction of an Aviation Space Complex

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, January 21, 2022
Construction of an Aviation Space Complex

"UAirlaunch" will launch Ukrainian space vehicles into space

The state design bureau of Yuzhnoye is considering the potential of creating an aviation space complex that will bring all Ukrainian space investing-in-ukraine/business-opportunities/automotive/" rel="dofollow">vehicles into space. The complex is planned to be based on the soviet IL-76 aircraft. It is written with reference to the statement of the design bureau Yuzhnoye.

The new design will be used for an air-launch vehicle on hybrid and liquid engines. The Ukrainian UAirlaunch complex has the potential to deliver all Ukrainian spacecraft into space.

It is noted that the Ukrainian An-124-100 aircraft was not considered because of its high price. The acquisition of this aircraft, its upgrade, and modification to launch the missile will cost about $100 million. This amount is comparable to the cost of the entire UAirlaunch project.

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