An official ceremony was held in Canada to mark the start of the construction of a joint Ukrainian-Canadian spaceport in the east of the country.
"On November 18, in Halifax, the space agencies of Ukraine and Canada signed a joint statement of partnership, and on November 19, a solemn ceremony of laying a ‘cornerstone’ of the Ukrainian-Canadian space launch complex was held," the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada reported.
It is noted that during the visit of Head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine Volodymyr Taftay to Canada, a model of the launch control center of the joint project will be unveiled.
The joint Ukrainian-Canadian project to create a space launch complex in the province of Nova Scotia is being implemented by the Canadian company Maritime Launch Services. The project involves the use of the Ukrainian carrier rocket Cyclone 4M.
During the ceremony, Volodymyr Taftay, Head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine, stressed the importance of the project not only for the development of space cooperation between Ukraine and Canada, but also for further strengthening traditionally friendly and partnership relations between the two countries.