The FAI’s (The International Air Sports Federation) XVII M. K. Yangel Cup in amateur rocketry took place in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine on July 29th and 30th, 2013. The Yangel Cup is a huge international competition held in accordance with the traditions established in the 1990s and is organized by Noosphere.
This years competition included more than 100 participants from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Latvia and Lithuania. Sportsmen competed in 10 different disciplines, including Streamer Duration, Gyro-copter Duration and many others. After two competitive days the winners were declared and a team from the Spacemodelling Sport Federation of Ukraine became the overall champions of the competition. They took first place in seven out of ten team and individual categories including S8E/P, S4A, S7, S9, S6A. The Dnipropetrovsk team was also recognized as the winner of the team launch event. We are proud to report that Ukrainian competitors have consistently demonstrated themselves to be world leaders in amateur rocketry competitions since 2010.
Noosphere is proud to support amateur rocketry in Ukraine because it is a highly-skilled sport, which demands not only physical, but also mental discipline. Because of its demanding nature rocketry perfectly corresponds to our association’s philosophy of excellence. Jointly with the Spacemodelling Sport Federation of Ukraine we have initiated a number of projects which include hosting the 2015 European Championship in amateur rocketry.