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2014 2014

The largest Ukrainian national team over its history – 27 members from 7 regions of Ukraine.

2014 2014

Ukraine won the right to host 2016 World Championship for space models. The right to hold the World Championsip was awarded to us and our partner Noosphere company at the FAI Plenary Meeting in Lausanne.

2013 2013

Our sportsmen won 6 awards: in the team competition seniors won the 1st place in S1B class, juniors won the 2nd place in S8D class and the 3rd place in S6A class. In the individual competition Pavel Vysotskiy (Zhytomir) won the 1st place in S6A class for juniors, Sergey Shulyak (Nizhyn) won the 3rd place in S3A class for seniors.

2013 2013

Ukraine won the right to host the 2015 European Championship for space models. The Federation presented Ukraine at FAI Plenary Meeting along with our partner Noosphere.

2010 2010

At the World Championship in Serbia our rocketry modelling sportsmen won 1st place in S9A class, 3rd place in S6A and S9A in the team competitions; in the individual competition Roman Taran from Dnipropetrovsk won the 2nd place.

2007

Spacemodelling Sport Federation of Ukraine was established at the constituent meeting of model rocketry enthusiasts.

2010 2006

Ukrainian national junior team won the biggest number of awards ever – 7 medals at the World Championship in Baikonur (Kazakhstan). National team awards: Dmitriy Lyakh (Shostka) won the 1st place and Sergey Smirnov (Ivano-Frankivs'k) won the 3rd place in S3A class. Dmitriy Smolyakov (Dnipropetrovsk) won the 1st place and Sergey Smirniv (Ivano-Frankivsk) won the 2nd place in S4A class. Alexander Lashko (Dnipropetrovsk) won the 1st place in S7 class; Sergey Smirnov (Ivano-Frankivsk) won the 3rd place in S9A. National team also won the 1st team place in S3A, S4A, S9A and S5C classes.

2000

Igor Galchenko (aged 11) from Dnipropetrovsk became the youngest member of the Ukrainian national team.

2000

National team's participation in the World Championship in Slovakia brought us the 1st place in the team competition in S1A class. Anatoliy Volkanov from Dnipropetrovsk also won the 2nd place in the individual competition in S1A class.

1997

Yangel Cup competitions were included into the FAI Sporting Calendar as a stage of the World Cup.

1996

The smallest national team of Ukraine represented by Yuriy Gapon (Shostka) competed at the World Championship in Slovenia.

1995

National team of Ukraine participated in the European Championship in Slovakia. Yuriy Gapon (Shostka) won silver medal in S5C class. National junior team won the 3rd team place in S6A and A3A classes.

1994 1994

Juniors and seniors participated in the World Championship in Poland.

For the first time juniors and seniors were included into the Ukrainian national team.

Ukrainians won 3 awards in the individual event: Maxim Dudka (Dnipropetrovsk), junior, won the 2nd place in S6A class. Yuriy Gapon (Shostka), senior, won the 2nd place in S5C class, Alexander Ageyev (Dnipropetrovsk), junior, won the 3rd place in S7 class.

1992 1992

The first Championship of independent Ukraine was held in Kakhovka town.

1992

Igor Volkanov (Dnipropetrovsk) became the first world champion from Ukraine. Igor also won the first silver award in S4A class.

1991

Spacemodelling Federation of Ukraine was established at the seminar for spacemodelling sport specialists in Kiev.

1972 1972

The first World Championship for space models was held in Yugoslavia.

1957 1957

Rules for the first spacemodelling competitions were set out. International Aeronautical Federation (FAI) still using them nowadays.

1929 1929

Friedrich Zander, a scientist, inventor, one of the pioneers of rocketry, proposed to arrange competitions in a few disciplines: altitude flights, duration flights and airplane flight with a rocket.

1905 1905

First book about the models. Aston V.G., "Models of flying cars and the ways to design and build them".

2015 2015

According to the results of the European Championships, which was held in Ukraine with the support of Noosphere, the national team of Ukraine was crowned the absolute leader, winning 27 medals: 14 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze.

2014 2014

Ukrainian team won 9 awards at the World Championship in Bulgaria: 2 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 1 bronze. Our Junior team also took second place in the team competition.

2013

Spacemodelling Sport Federation of Ukraine became a member of Public Council under the Ukrainian Ministry of Youth and Sport.

2013 2013

Thanks to the support of Noosphere the full national team of juniors and seniors participated in the European Championship in Bulgaria for the first time.

2012 2012

World Championship in Slovakia brought us 8 awards: in the team competition – 3 golden medals in S1A, S3A, S4A classes. In the individual competition Kiril Protsenko (Dnipropetrovsk) won the 2nd place, Boris Olifirov (Dnipropetrovsk) won the 3rd place in S1A and S3A classes; Kiril Protsenko and Roman Taran won the 3rd place in S4A class.

2010

For the first time at the international competitions we started to use electronic altimeters instead of optical angle-measuring instruments to measure rocket flight height.

2009

Spacemodelling Sport Federation of Ukraine was granted the official status of All-Ukrainian public organization.

2007 2007

At the First Asian Championship in Kazakhstan our national team won awards. Denis Khmel got the 1st place in the individual competition in S7 class and the 2nd in S6A class; Denis Pridannikov (Nizhyn) won the 1st place in S9A class. We also won the 1st team place in S9A class; the 2nd team place in S4A, S6A and S7 classes.

2004

Roman Kolisnichenko from Dnipropetrovsk became the first two-time world champion in S7 and S4A classes.

2004 2004

Participating in the World Championship in Poland we yielded the following results. S4A class: the 1st place in the team competition; Roman Kolisnichenko (Dnipropetrovsk) won the 1st place in the individual competiton, Boris Kaplun (Dnipropetrovsk) won the 3rd place. S5B class: Denis Khmel (Nizhyn) won the 1st place in the individual competiton. S7 class: Roman Kolisnichenko (Dnipropetrovsk) won the 1st place and Dmitriy Smolyakov (Dnepropetrovsk) won the 2nd place in the same class.

1998

Participating in the World Championship in Romania national team won 5 awards and became the 1st in the team competition. Ukrainian team was the smallest at the Champiohship and consisted of 3 persons.

In the team competition we won medals in S3A, S4B and S6A classes; in the individual competition Alexey Matveyev (Dnipropetrovsk) won the 1st place in S3A class, Anatoliy Volkanov (Dnipropetrovsk) won the 2nd place in S4B class.

1997 1997

Ukrainian national team participated in the First World Air Games in Turkey.

In the team competition Ukrainian team became third.

Our modellers won 4 medals in the team competition: 1st place in S4A class – team members: Yuriy Gapon (Shostka), Pavel Vysotskiy (Zhytomir), Igor Volkanov (Dnipropetrovsk); 2nd place in S5C class – team members: Yuriy Gapon (Shostka), Alexander Gerasimenko (Sumy Region), Pavel Vysotskiy (Zhytomir); 2nd team place in S7 class – team members: Alexander Pogrebnyak (Khust), Alexander Ageyev (Dnipropetrovsk), Alexander Gerasimenko (Sumy Region). Ukrainian national team also won 1 medal in the individual competition: 1st place – Igor Volkanov in S4A class.

1993 1993

National team participated in the European Championship in Romania. Our modellers won 5 awards in the individual competition.

Igor Volkanov (Dnipropetrovsk) won the 1st place in S6A and S3A classes, Yuriy Gapon (Shostka) won the 2nd place in S1B class and Igor Volkanov also won the 3rd place in S1B class.

1992 1992

Ukrainian national team made their debut at the international competitions – the World Championship in the USA.

1992 1992

Vladimir Barysh (Shostka) became the silver medalist in S8E class.

1984

Yugoslavia hosted the first European Championship for space models.

1962

International Aeronautical Federation (FAI) acknowledged space modelling as a type of technical sport.

1935 1935

Prominent scientist Konstantin Tsyolkovskiy in his open letter advised inventors to create "jet" toys.

1910 1910

The first championships for flying models were held in Moscow.