Today Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine Mykhailo Lev took part in a briefing on the occasion of the first international mission to the moon with the participation of Ukrainian engineering enterprises, which will take place in 2022 through the efforts of Spacebit (Great Britain), founded by Ukrainian Pavel Tanasyuk.
“For me personally, the space industry is one of the priorities, and I am grateful that with the support of private foreign business, our enterprises are reaching new heights. In turn, the Ministry of Economy is ready to provide comprehensive support to investors and will help to attract foreign investment in high-tech sectors of the economy, ”said Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine Mikhail Lev.
The general director and founder of Spacebit Pavel Tanasyuk, Chairman of the Economic Committee of the Verkhovna Rada Dmitry Natalukha and business representatives also took part in the event.
“One of the strategic tasks of the Ministry is the transformation of the national economy from raw materials to high-tech. For this, it is important not only to attract large-scale investment, but also to provide effective government support for domestic business, which is implemented, in particular, through the Export Credit Agency, ”said Mikhail Lev.
According to Tanasyuk, as part of the mission, which will cost the Ukrainian side about one and a half million dollars, equipment will be delivered to the satellite for conducting scientific research on the lunar surface. In particular, we are talking about cameras and radiation sensors, which will be manufactured by Ukrainian engineers and tested by the company together with the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, the Meridian Research and Production Enterprise named after Queen, by Ecotest and Titanera.
The British company Spacebit, in cooperation with American partners, in particular NASA CLPS, will carry out the first mission to the moon in 2022. Technologies for the implementation of the mission "Spacebit" develops in conjunction with the Design Bureau "Yuzhnoye", Research and Production Enterprise "Meridian" them. Queen, Ukrainian companies "Ecotest" and "Titanera". Ukrainian partners in this mission are Nemiroff and DTEK Academy.