Ukraine to Launch Rockets From Brazil

Ukraine plans to launch Tsyklon-4 rocket from Brazilian territory in 2010
Kyiv Post

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has confirmed that Ukraine’s Tsyklon (Cyclone)-4 launch vehicle will blast off from Brazil’s Alcantara space center in 2010.

“The first launch as part of the Tsyklon-4 project will be carried out in 2010,” Yushchenko told Ukrainian journalists in New York on Tuesday.

The Ukrainian leader said he had asked Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to help Ukraine’s National Space Agency secure a $260-million loan from Brazil’s National Bank for Economic and Social Development.

This money is needed to allow the Ukrainian National Space Agency to finish forming its charter capital and to accomplish a certain amount of work as part of the Tsyklon-4 project, Yushchenko said.

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