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17 July 2024
Ukraine’s “Star” Aerospace Museums, Part 2

We’ve already told you about several of Ukraine’s incredible aerospace museums. Today, we will continue our story, because there is much more to our country’s space heritage. We will explore places that remain largely unknown to the general public, but which everyone should visit at least once.

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09 July 2024
ESA Plans Ambitious Space Missions and Launch Vehicle Debuts for 2024-2025

The European Space Agency has announced several initiatives worth paying attention to. It will continue cooperating with NASA, a new version of the Ariane 6 rocket, a demonstration of 3D printing in space. Read on to learn about this and many other plans the ESA has in store for the next year.

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04 July 2024
Ukraine’s Cosmonaut Hall of Fame, Part 3: Leonid Kadenyuk and the Era of Global Recognition

The years of independence, beginning in 1991, witnessed the beginning of a completely new journey. For the first time, Ukraine found itself in the position of having to prove itself in the eyes of the global space community.

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27 June 2024
“Dual-Use” Space: How the Pentagon Engages Private Companies to Enhance US Defense Capabilities

The US Department of Defense (DoD) “Commercial Space Integration Strategy” outlined the US strategy for expanding integration with commercial space companies. This article examines which areas are of most interest and, given the risks involved, what kinds of guarantees the DoD must provide.

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20 June 2024
Xenon, Krypton, or Argon Propellants for Hall Thruster: Efficiency, Properties, Applications, and Cost

Xenon, krypton, and argon are known as noble gases, which are distinguished for their non-reactivity. They are used in various industries, including space-related technologies. Which of the noble gases is the best propellant? Let’s find out by looking at their properties, uses, benefits, and costs.

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13 June 2024
Ukraine’s “Star” Aerospace Museums, Part 1

Ukrainian scientists and cosmonauts were key to the success of the Soviet space program. Today, the public can visit museums devoted to the history of Ukrainian contributions to space exploration. Here, we will discuss some of Ukraine’s aerospace museum “stars!”

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05 June 2024
The Ukrainian Cosmonaut Hall of Fame, Part 2: Ukrainians who built the world’s first orbital station

At least three Ukrainians played a decisive role in the design (Volodymyr Chelomei, Serhiy Korolyov) and operation (Georgiy Dobrovolskyi) of the world’s first orbital station, the Salyut-1. This article is about outstanding Ukrainians who etched their names in the world history of space exploration.

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29 May 2024
The big six: amazing planetariums of Ukraine, part 2

In the first part of this series, we told the story of the planetariums in Kyiv, Dnipro, and Kharkiv. Now we continue to introduce you to the astronomical pearls of Ukraine – planetariums in Vinnytsia, Kherson and Donetsk.

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21 May 2024
The big six: amazing planetariums of Ukraine, Part 1

Over the course of the 20th century, six large planetariums were built on Ukrainian territory. Due to the war, only four planetariums are open today, with another (Donetsk) now located under Russian occupation. Despite this, all of these facilities remain part of Ukraine’s space heritage.

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