On October 17-23, 2021, as part of the thematic week "Expo2020: Space Week", a weekly event "UA Space Focus" will be held in the pavilion of Ukraine.
UA Space Focus is a platform for discussing important and topical issues of space exploration, as well as demonstrating promising joint projects in the space industry. The organizers have planned such events as: high-level bilateral meetings with the participation of the State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU) and UAE leadership, a presentation event "Space Activities of Ukraine", signing a Memorandum between the SSAU and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in the Ukrainian pavilion.
It is planned to demonstrate the potential of the space industry of Ukraine and domestic state-owned enterprises, in particular: SE CB Pivdenne for the development of rocket and space and satellite technologies; National Space Facilities Control and Test Center (NSFCTC) - a terrestrial segment of space infrastructure of Ukraine; ARSENAL Special Device Production State Enterprise (ARSENAL SDP SE) - remote sensing and astro orientation devices; NGO "Noosphere Association" - private companies in the modern space industry of Ukraine.
The first joint project of the United Kingdom and Ukraine "Mission to the Moon - 2022" of the company Spacebit, which develops space robotics technology for lunar and planetary missions, is presented in the pavilion of Ukraine at Expo-2020. The company was founded in 2014 by a Ukrainian Pavlo Tanasyuk. Spacebit plans to send the first joint mission of Ukraine and the United Kingdom to the Moon in 2022 under the NASA CLPS program, which with the help of the Asagumo spider robot will study lava tubes on the surface of the Moon.
Ukraine is a world-renowned space state, which is one of the leading countries in the market of space services and technologies. The Ukrainian rocket and space industry comprises about 40 large enterprises and a significant number of small and medium-sized enterprises-developers and independent research laboratories. The leading center among them is the Pivdenne DB SE and the production association Dnipro-based Pivdenne Machine Building Plant, which create and mass-produce launch vehicles, spacecraft, control, orientation and trajectory measurements systems.
The enterprises of the branch have made a significant contribution to the development of world space science. In particular, more than 400 artificial satellites of the Earth were designed and manufactured at the Pivdenne Machine Building Plant. Such outstanding scientists of the country as S. Korolev, V. Chelomey, M. Yangel, Y. Kondratyuk, V. Utkin made a great contribution to the development of outer space.