Ukraine has sent US designs for the launch vehicle Antares

Украина отправила США конструкции для ракеты-носителя Antares

Rocket with Ukrainian parts, Antares

Yuzhmash produced and sent to the customer in the United States two basic designs of the first stage of the launch vehicle Antares.

Two basic designs of the first stage of the rocket Antares has already been sent from Ukraine to the customer in the United States. About it reports a press-service of state enterprise Production Association southern machine-building plant them. Makarov (Yuzhmash).

“Under the contract with Orbital ATK two basic designs of the first stage of the rocket Antares was sent from the enterprise to the Nikolaev port for subsequent delivery to the customer”, – stated in the message.

Noted that the estimated date of arrival in destination port (port of Wilmington, Delaware, USA) – mid September.

Reportedly, between Yuzhmash and the company Orbital ATK signed a contract until 2019. Under the agreement, the plant shall manufacture and supply the basic design of the first stage of the launch vehicle Antares.

The basic design of the first stage of the carrier rocket developed by KB Yuzhnoye and manufactured by Yuzhmash. In cooperation on the project also involved Ukrainian companies: Khartron-ARKOS, Khartron-YUKOM, announcement of annual and rapid.

The first demonstration launch of the Antares rocket took place on 22 April 2013. Today carried out four successful launches of this rocket. The next start is scheduled for November 2018.

Earlier, the United States launched into space the “Ukrainian” missile.

Before that, it was reported that in November of 2017 it is planned to launch three rockets, created with the participation of Ukraine.

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