Richard Kusiolek, GMCstream, CEO and Managing Editor welcomes in Kiev, the Deputy General of the State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU). SSAU has cooperative agreements with European Space Agency (ESA), China Space Agency, Indian Space Agency(ISRO), Israel Space Agency, and North America Space Agency (NASA)’s ISS works with SSAU.
Until 2014 Launches were conducted at Kazakhstan's Baikonur and Russia's Plesetsk Cosmodromes. Since the Crimean crisis, launches are conducted on Sea Launch's floating platform. NSAU has ground control and tracking facilities in Kiev with the other facilities in Yevpatoria, Crimea, and the control-measuring complexes in Yevpatoria were abandoned, while they are operating the control center in Dunaivtsi (Khmelnytskyi Oblast).