Today during the forum, “From Cool to Brussels”, a young Ukrainian space entrepreneur Max Polyakov invited Poroshenko to the Ukrainian launch of the first frequent raketonositelej. Earlier, the President personally visited the research center Firefly in the river.
In 2017 Max Poles acquired by the American aerospace firm FireFly Space Systems. Founded it engineer-rocketeer Tom Markusic, but due to lack of funding the project was on the verge of bankruptcy.
The company has almost completed development of two launch vehicles to orbiting satellites. FireFly Alpha and Beta will be able to deliver into space to 1 and 4 tons respectively. The first Alpha launch is scheduled for the second half of this year, according to Max Polyakov, will be a breakthrough in the development of the New space.
The idea is to reduce the cost of space flights and their availability for private companies. After all, today one orbital launch of the Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX Elon musk is worth $ 60 million, and a large capacity (8 tonnes) is not suitable for launching small satellites weighing 0.5-1000 kg due to high prices.