Proudly launched Ukrainian Sich satellite likely lost

The Ukrainian satellite Sich-2-30, pompously launched into orbit the day before, seems to have been lost, since it is impossible to establish contact with it and identify it. This was announced by the former adviser to the head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine Andriy Kolesnik.

One of the evidence of the loss of a satellite is that the Ukrainian side did not provide the Americans with the necessary information to enter the space object into the appropriate database. According to Kolesnik, the absence of Sich-2-30 there indicates that communication with him has not been established.

A Falcon 9 rocket with a Ukrainian satellite on board launched from Cape Canaveral on January 13. According to the space department of Ukraine, the launch of Sich-2-30 cost the country's budget almost $2 million. Meanwhile, Kiev felt a certain pride from the launch of the first satellite in 11 years, which, quite possibly, will now join the ranks of space debris.

Despite everything, the Ukrainian authorities are full of hopes for a bright space future. In October last year, the head of the state space agency, Vladimir Taftai, announced the readiness of his department to join the Artemis program for the exploration of the moon and claim part of the resources of the natural satellite of our planet.

A month earlier, the website of the Ukroboronprom concern reported that Ukraine was going to deliver the state flag to the moon in 2022 as part of a joint space mission with the British.
  • Photographs used: SE “Design Bureau “Pivdenne” im. M.K. Yangel"
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) 26 January 2022 18: 57
    Ukraine remains to build the largest spaceport in Europe.
    On the biggest Ukrainian dump.
  2. Half a hundred second (Half a half second) 26 January 2022 19: 51
    Proudly launched Ukrainian Sich satellite likely lost

    A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Ukrainian satellite launched from Cape Canaveral on January 13.

    Not probably lost, but lost. It's been two weeks since launch. The trick is that on January 13, Falcon launched more than one Ukrainian satellite into orbit, about a hundred small Transporter-3 satellites were "poured" into orbit at once. And they all answer, with the exception of - about the grief, what kind - Ukrainian)

    And you, friends, no matter how you sit down;
    All in musicians do not suit
  3. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 26 January 2022 22: 24
    was there a satellite? maybe they sent a weight model, but they drank the money. these are Ukrainians ... they also had astronauts flying into orbit instead of a bag of potatoes.
  4. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) 26 January 2022 22: 38
    "Sich-2-30" has been lying in a cache since the 2000s, and now, on the eve of Russian aggression, it is launched, and should show the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine the movement of Russian troops in detail. True, the resolution of the ukrosputnik is 8 meters, so he is unlikely to be able to distinguish a tank from a cow.

    The pinnacle of technical Ukrainian thought also has problems with periodicity; he can transmit pictures once a week. But here, too, a solution has been found. If after a week the point remains in the same place - this is a cow. And if not, it's a Russian tank that left to commit aggression on Putin's orders.

    One misfortune, it's already January 26, and the satellite did not get in touch. Zelensky's cosmic eye never opened.

    PS Evil tongues claim that the Ukrainian satellite picks strawberries in Poland. Believe it or not, the strawberry season there starts at the end of May. (WITH)
  5. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) 26 January 2022 23: 02
    They saved on gunpowder, did not fill up.
  6. DV tam 25 Offline DV tam 25
    DV tam 25 (DV tam 25) 27 January 2022 13: 56
    Putin hit. With a look.
  7. zenion Online zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 27 January 2022 16: 36
    There was so much talk that it won't happen at all. He apparently hid.
  8. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 28 January 2022 10: 00
    The Ukrainian satellite Sich-2-30, pompously launched into orbit the day before, seems to have been lost, since it is impossible to establish contact with it and identify it.

    And what did this "satellite" and the communication device have? I thought that the launch of this ... was aimed at scaring Russia and Putin personally with the technical progress of the former Ukraine. Like, look at everything - we are the leading space power !! We cooperate with the USA.