Five experts from the Ukrainian State Space Agency (SSAU) visit the National Aerospace Technical Institute (INTA)in Maspalomas to learn about its satellite navigation and earth observation methods in depth.
The visit, which took place in February, is within the framework of the European Union cooperation project for strengthening the Ukrainian system for prevention and detection of tsunamis, earthquakes, fires and accidents, among other natural disasters and incidents. Specifically, the goal is to harmonize Ukrainian legislation on the space industry with theEuropean Union (EU) framework through the implementation of European space programmes in the field of EGNOS/Galileo satellite navigation andGlobal Monitoring for Environment and Security(GMES) remote sensing.
For five days, the SSAU experts met with their counterparts at INTA Maspalomas to study and compare European practices in satellite navigation and earth observation with Ukrainian ones. This is a twinning project that has been managed by theFIIAPP since its beginning in October 2013, and it has a European budget of €1,450,000.
Thus, in the future, once the project’s space legislation is approved by the Ukrainian parliament and enters into force, Ukraine will be able to work with the same protocols and explain to other Ukrainian experts how to proceed according to European practices in this area.