Ukraine successfully conducts space engine hot test for the first time in its newest history


On the eve of the Ukraine Independence Day, State Design Office “Yuzhnoye” conducted the hot test of the third stage of “Cyclone-4” launch vehicle. The first test of this kind in the newest history of Ukraine was successful.

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Cyclone-4“, according to the the State Design Office official web-site, “is used for efficient and highly accurate injection of a single or multiple spacecraft into circular, geostationary, and sun-synchronous orbits.

The launch vehicle burns hypergolic storable liquid propellants.

The Cyclone-4 is the newest and most powerful rocket in the Cyclone family. The Cyclone rockets that have been in operation since 1969 (Cyclone-2) and are widely recognized among the most reliable launchers in the world.”


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