The State Space Agency of Ukraine and the US Department of Defense have signed a memorandum of understanding

During the official visit of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the State Space Agency of Ukraine and the United States Department of Defense on mutual understanding on cooperation in space safety and provision of space situational awareness services and information.. The memorandum was signed by the Chairman of the State Tax Administration. Taftay and Strategy Director, USSPACECOM planning and policy (US Space Command) M.D. Bernakki.

The Memorandum of Understanding defines the intention to exchange space situational information between Ukraine and the United States to protect against space debris and reduce the risk of collisions of space objects in orbit, in particular the future spacecraft of Ukraine.

The memorandum creates the legal basis and mechanisms for the joint use of space situational awareness in order to increase the safety of space flights., exchange of services and information.

Within the framework of the signed document, the Ukrainian side will receive information by requesting orbital data for the needs of information support of the Ukrainian Space Surveillance and Analysis System. (SKAKO).

On opinion Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleh Urusky, this is an important event, which gives another impetus to Ukrainian-American cooperation in space.

“The signed Memorandum envisages strengthening bilateral cooperation on information exchange between the State Space Agency of Ukraine and the US Space Command.. Document, in particular, regulates the exchange of information in order to resolve abnormal situations, that may occur with spacecraft during their launch into orbit, ascent from orbit, entering the atmosphere, recycling and more. Convinced, this is a new stage in relations between our countries, which, certainly, will bring positive results for our country,” - Oleg Urusky emphasized.

31 In August, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi discussed projects with NASA Director Bill Nelson, to which Ukraine can join. The head of NASA also agreed to visit Ukraine at the invitation of B. Zelensky. On 1 September in Washington, we will remind, he is scheduled to meet with White House Chief of Staff Joe Biden.