2 Nov 2018 11:04

Ukraine's Yuzhnoye Design Bureau preparing to open new satellite assembly-and-testing workshop

KYIV. Nov 2 (Interfax) - The Yangel Yuzhnoye Design Bureau in Dnipro, Ukraine, has finalized the construction of a new satellite assembly-and-testing workshop, which will open before the end of this year.

The 275-square-meter workshop built with the bureau's money will replace the experimental workshop on the premises of the Yuzhmash plant, which Yuzhnoye was using for its need until 2015, a representative of the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau told Interfax.

The bureau has invested about 50 million hrynvi in the project. The new workshop will help fulfill the national space program for 2018-2022; it will primarily design Ukrainian remote sensing systems.

The 275-square-meter workshop has an 8-meter ceiling and 210 square meters of utility space, the bureau said. It will be able to build and test up to three satellites of up to 2 tonnes each at the same time.

The Yuzhnoye Design Bureau is a leading research center of Ukraine and a holder of advanced space technologies, many of whose products and services are exported to the EU, the United States, and other countries.