The head of the State Space Agency, Vladimir Taftai, in an interview with UNIAN, released on Wednesday, said that today the main focus is the assessment of losses and damage.
Space tools and satellite data make it possible to assess the damage caused to cities and enterprises in Ukraine. The HSA is working together with the recovery center in order to assess the losses as accurately as possible and subsequently receive compensation from the aggressor.
Already this year, the HSA hopes to receive the status of an ESA observer, and after that – the status of a full member of the European Space Agency.
Despite the complexity of the situation, joint projects are being implemented with NASA and the Cyclone-4 project is being prepared jointly with Canada. In addition, the agency is negotiating projects with private companies, including Elon Musk's SpaceX.
As you know, the United States has a Space Force, and Russia has a Space Force as part of the Aerospace Force.