The wide body Antonov An-225 is powered by six turbofan engines and is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes. It was built to carry Soviet space shuttles and, 27 years after it entered service, it’s still the world’s biggest plane. The An-225, better known as the Mriya (Ukrainian for “dream”) creates a fuss wherever it goes. Measuring 84 m long with an 88 m wingspan, it weighs 175 tonnes without cargo or fuel. It’s the longest-bodied, longest-winged and heaviest operational plane in the world. Its cargo compartment is 43 m by 6.4 m by 4.4 m – big enough to hold 50 cars. And there is only one operational Antonov An-225 in the world!Read more...
Students can take part in research work and create their own projects
Kharkiv Aviation Institute offers Rocket Engineering course which deals with missile and space complexes. Here the subjects to the tune of experimental and theoretical physics, information theory, chemistry, aviation material science, engineering and computer graphics, theoretical mechanics and theory of mechanisms and machines etc. are taught. The complete knowledge of the formation and functioning of rockets and other man made space entities such as satellites are taught at KhAI.
Rocket engineering can be studied in Ukraine at National aerospace University which is considered among best in rocket engineering universities. Their aluminas vouch and are great example of the university's quality. Their placement in amazing and reckoned places talks about the mission the institution stands for.
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