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HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine07.07.2020, 17:43

Ukrainian specialists are working on preparations for the launch of Northrop Grumman corporation’s "Antares" system according to schedule

Ukrainian specialists are working on preparation for the launch of Northrop Grumman corporation’s “Antares” system according to schedule.

As previously reported, in April this year group of employees of the SE “Yuzhnoye” State Design Office named after M. K. Yangel” and “Hartron-Arkos” LTD departed to the United States to participate in preparations for the launch of Northrop Grumman corporation’s “Antares” system, which is scheduled to deliver cargo to the International Space Station by NASA’s order in September this year.

After a two-week quarantine in the United States, the full group began work on the program.

On June 19, 15 specialists who took part in the electrical tests of the first stage of the “Antares” launch system at the rocket launch site on Wallops Island, one remained in the United States to perform scheduled work. In early July, two more Ukrainian specialists arrived in the United States, and three more specialists on the fuel control system are expected to arrive in the nearest time.

The organization of the flight of Ukrainian specialists, in particular regarding decisions on granting the necessary permits for departure, was made possible particularly thanks to the support and interagency coordination of joint actions by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.