Last week, the delegation of the leader of the Ukrainian rocket industry of the production association Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant named after Makarov (Yuzhmash), headed by First Deputy General Director Konstantin Zavgorodny, took part in a number of events related to the start of the practical implementation of the Ukrainian-Canadian project "Cyclone-4M".
In addition to Yuzhmash, the Ukrainian side of the project was represented by the delegations of the State Space Agency of Ukraine and the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau.
On November 18, in Halifax (Nova Scotia), workshops were held between the Canadian company Maritime Launch Services (the future operator of the rocket and space complex) and Dnipro developers and manufacturers. The Canadian company reported on the start of work on clearing the site for the construction of the first facility at the cosmodrome - the launch control center.
The next day, a presentation and a solemn ceremony of laying the first Canadian commercial cosmodrome using a Cyclone-4M launch vehicle of Ukrainian design and production took place.
Design Bureau "Yuzhnoye" will be responsible for the development, testing and operation of the launch vehicle and ground complex facilities. Yuzhmash will be the manufacturer and supplier of the Cyclone-4M launch vehicle for Maritime Launch Services.
The high level of support for the project from the Canadian government and the authorities of the province of Nova Scotia is a sign of good prospects for the project, which will allow Ukrainian rocket scientists to realize their potential in creating rocket and space transport systems.