Polish Armament Group Cooperates With The Ukrainian Space Agency
Polish Armament Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa) signed a cooperation agreement with the Ukrainian State Space Agency. A work-group has been created, the main task of which is to expand the options of realizing joint projects, inter alia, within the area of optical and radar instruments for the Earth Observation satellites, or in the field of launch vehicles and in the area related to the technologies used to send the satellites into the orbit.
On 3rd March 2016 a joint work-group was established, the goal of which is to look for the areas of potential collaboration. Vice President of the Polish Armament Group, Radoslaw Obolewski, and President of the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Lubomyr Sabadosh, signed a relevant document, establishing the cooperation. The joint projects will be carried out, inter alia, within the area of optical and radar instruments for the Earth Observation satellites, or in the field of launch vehicles and in the area related to the technologies used to send the satellites into the orbit.
We are very interested in cooperation in the field of modern technologies, together with the Ukrainian aerospace industry. We are happy with the fact that the Ukrainian State Space Agency is ready to realize specific projects together with the Polish Armament Group. Together we will look for areas of cooperation, when it comes to development of the technologies used in the Earth Observation satellites.
In February this year, a delegation from the Polish Space Agency visited Ukraine. The purpose of the series of meetings which took place during the aforementioned visit, was to establish cooperation in the area of the space technologies. Earth observation satellites, launch vehicles and scientific research have been considered to be the most promising areas of potential collaboration.
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Ukrainian Space Agency was brought to life back in 1992. Currently it includes ca. 30 state facilities working on development of the space technologies, employing ca. 26 thousand persons. The main tasks realized by the agency include development of the Ukrainian policy within the area of peacetime use of the outer space and space research. Nonetheless, the entity also focuses on the areas related to connecting space and national security. Ludomyr Sabadosh is the President of the Ukrianian body. USSA is also responsible for collaboration between Ukraine and the international organizations working in the field of space research.