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Ukrainian rocket startup targets ’23 for first launch

The new colonial movement: A Ukrainian rocket startup, Promin Aerospace, now expects to complete the first suborbital launch of a test rocket in 2023, despite the Russian invasion and its regular bombing the city of Dnipro, where the company is based.

On Feb. 22, two days before the Russian invasion, Rudominski sent the first batch of emails seeking seed investment. When the war started, Promin executives realized their investment plans would need to be put on hold while their focus shifted to the safety of employees, families and friends, plus support for Ukrainian defense and humanitarian relief efforts.

By early April, most employees were back working full time.

The company does not reveal its location out of fear of further Russian bombing.

As for its planned rocket launch, though it wishes to do the test from the Ukraine, it also has a deal with one of the new spaceports in Scotland and could launch from there if necessary.

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  • John

    First of all, they need to be building missiles or they will be working for Russians assuming they still exist.

    This sounds weird, mistranslated, or something, “Promin Aerospace uses the proprietary method of gasification and subsequent burn of the solid fuel tanks material in the rocket engine. This method, along with pulsation combustion, reduces passive mass and scale factor. We have named this method- the autophagic technology.

    Surely they meant 100 kilometers? “Early next year, Promin plans to conduct the first test launch of a small rocket. If possible, the company will attempt to send the rocket to an altitude of roughly 100 meters in Ukraine.”

  • sippin_bourbon

    NASA is actually getting a decent amount of coverage in the MSM for this.

    The cool pics help.

    People have not been this interested in NASA since their all out effort to rescue Mark Watney.

    I guess anything to distract people from the fact that SpaceX has broken all kinda records this year.

  • wayne


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