SGAC Ukraine

National Point of Contact 
Kateryna Aheieva
Roman Mykhalchyshyn
July 2017 - July 2019
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Welcome to the Ukrainian site for the Space Generation Advisory Council! The Ukrainian space sector holds many opportunities for students and young professionals. Since the earliest days of Ukraine, independent space capabilities have been one of the priorities for the country and along with international cooperation in space activities. SGAC strives to bring these opportunities to our members and to create new ways for young people to advance Ukraine’s role in the international space community. To do this, we share news of scholarships, conferences, internships and other opportunities with our network of members across the country. We hope you join us! 

Young Space Activities Overview in Ukraine

There are many ways that students and young professionals can get involved with the Ukraine space industry and all that it offers. The most common ways are through their academic studies, student societies, conferences and workshops.
Special attention is given to space education in Ukraine. Talented youth are sought out at an early age, and development and maintenance of their interest continues through young adulthood. The National Aerospace Educational Center of Youth (NAECY), named after А.М. Makarov, has been working in this direction for 16 years. This organisation conducts educational activities for pupils and students on the principle "school-university-enterprise". It also holds a number of space projects, such as: an All-Ukrainian Research-Educational Conference of Pupils called "Star Way"; the international youth scientific conference "Human and Space", scientific publications like "Dneprovskaya Orbita"; and other various seminars, presentations and competitions.

Ukraine has many universities that offer technical training to prepare the next generation of space sector leaders. Some examples include the physics department in the Dnipropetrovsk National University, the department of aircraft and space systems of the National Technical University of Ukraine, the radio-technical and rocket Space Technology departments of National Aerospace University “Kharkiv Aviation Institute”, Kharkiv National University of Radio and Electronics and the National Aviation University of Kiev. Students of these universities participate in the implementation of various projects, in cooperation with advanced enterprises, organisations and the State Space Agency of Ukraine.

One of the first such projects was initiated by SSAU and was developed by young adults: the UYS-1 (Ukrainian Youth Sattelite-1). As a result of this project, more satellite design projects are happening at the aerospace universities around Ukraine. For example, work on the creation the first Ukrainian university nanosatellite is underway now. Also, many international projects have been initiated between space universities in Ukraine with universities in Europe, USA, China, and Japan. An example of this is Project CRIST, running under the program TEMPUS-IV, which is funded by the European Commission.

To continue to attract young people into the space sector and to maintain, reinforce and motivate their interest, The Council of Young Ukrainian Space Industry Workers (СYUSIW) was created in 2001. It consists of representatives from 18 major space enterprises in Ukraine. The main areas of activity for the council include: attracting youth to scientific sectors, supporting promising young scientists through scholarships, organizing sporting and cultural activities, and enabling interactions between young adults in various scientific fields.

 One of the most famous LV in the World, it is “Zenit–Sea Launch”
LV “Antares” with first stage created in Ukraine

Ukrainian perspective launch vehicle “Cyclone-4M”

For more information make sure to check out our interesting links section below.


Country-Specific Events in 2018

  • February - Space Young Forum "SpaceOn" - The scope of the forum is informing and enticing young in space sector. Special guests from all Ukrainian space enterprises and space agency will tell everything about space industry in country - Kiev. 
    April 11-13 - XX International Youth Scientific and Practical Conference "Human and Space" - The conference will be held under the aegis of International Astronautical Federation, annual space conference organized by NAECY. The Conference consists of 23 scientific and practical ways. Participants are students, graduate students, young professionals and young scientists - Dnipro
    April - XVI All-Ukrainian Research-Educational Conference of Pupils "Star Way" - This event participants share they knowledge and information in the field of astronomy, physics, natural phenomena and Space ecology, technical creativity and rocket-space modeling - Dnipro
    June - XIII sports contest of Ukrainian space industry enterprises - Goals of this event are: to attract young workers be actively living; to develop and to improve the mass sports and recreation activities at the enterprises of space industry; to promote healthy lifestyles - Dnipro
    August - Photo contest among of space industry enterprises workers - Goals of this event are: to develop creative work and public activities of young workers, to show life and activity of Ukrainian space industry enterprises workers, to accumulate historical materials about them - Ukraine
    September 2-5 - Space Young Forum "Space and Future" - Over 500 space and future experts and young leaders from business, science, education, civil society and government to collaborate on the new space initiative and challenges of the future - Kyiv.
    October 20-23 - Scientific Readings "Dneprovskaya Orbita" - Scientists and experts consider complex issues related to humanitarian aspects of rocket and space technology - Dnipro.
    Competition "Best young worker of Ukrainian space industry". It is held for promotion and professional growth of the best enterprises workers for great professionalism and making a special contribution to a production process, science development and social life of the enterprise and the Ukrainian space industry.

     Main engine for LV “Vega” first stage
      Ukrainian program “Lunar Base”


Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Ukraine

Groups, People, Institutions

State Space Agency of Ukraine: On December 9, 2010, the President of Ukraine passed a new decree to further “optimize the central executive bodies systems.” Under the passed Decree, the National Space Agency of Ukraine is currently being reorganized into State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU).

Yuzhnoye State Design Office named after Yangel: Yuzhnoye State Design Office is one of the most well-known and recognized scientific and design companies in the world in the field of space technology development.

SE "PA Yuzhny Machine-Bulding Plant named after A. Makarov" : YUZHMASH is a full cycle company. Production of the main body of component parts and units, assembly and testing under conditions close to the natural environment is carried out on its own unique industrial base.

The National Aerospace Educational Center of Youth named after А.М. Makarov : The National Aerospace Educational Center of Youth, taking up the torch of space exploration, enthusiastically works in the sphere of recruitment, renewal and motivation of the young generation of scientists. This generation grows from today’s children dreaming and chalking fantastic flying vehicles, and tomorrow they shall build interplanetary spacecraft and implement amazing technologies in various spheres of economy and production.

Strategic Missile Forces museum

The Council of Young Ukrainian Space Industry Workers

PJSC «HARTRON» - PJSC «HARTRON» is a holding structure, comprising the managing «HARTRON» itself, and ten enterprises, created with participation of the managing Company.

State Scientific Production Enterprise «Kommunar Corporation» - The enterprise are specialized in output of control systems for rockets-carriers and space objects that is proved with high technologies and high qualification of personnel.


Dnipropetrovsk National University named after Oles Gonchar
National Aviation University, Kiev
National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"
National Aerospace University “Kharkiv Aviation Institute”
Oles Honchar Dnipro National University 
Kharkiv - National University of Radio and Electronics





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