The British company Spacebit is a British privately held company developing space robotics technology for lunar and planetary missions. The company was founded in 2014 by Ukrainian Pavlo Tanasyuk.
The American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to send the first woman and man under the Artemis program within the decade. They plan to launch lunar rovers and special sensors to examine the properties of the surface and atmosphere and Spacebit will contribute to the research part of the program. They plan to do this in cooperation with partners in Ukraine. One of them is the renown Pivdenne Design Bureau in Dnipro, which will help to test the robot and some parts will also be produced there. Another partner is the Lviv-based company “Sparring-Whist Center“,which develops radiation monitoring systems. In addition, the Meridian plant in Kyiv named after S. P. Koroliov and the Dnipro-based company “TitanEra” are contributing to the project.
Read more in the news feature published by the The Ukraїner media project in the series “Ukrainians Abroad”/ watch the video.
The project “Anthropological and ethnographic expedition by Ukraїner: Ukrainians in Great Britain” is realized within the program “Culture for change” with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Fund (Ukraine) and the British Council (Great Britain).
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