13th Ukrainian Conference on Space Research was held in Yevpatoria (Crimea, Ukraine) during September 2-6, 2013, which was organized by Space Research Institute NAS of Ukraine and SSA of Ukraine and National Space Center. The conference was attended by 220 scientists from the Ukrainian leading scientific centers (SRI, Uzhnoye Design Office, Main Astronomical Observatory, LC SRI, Institute of Technical Mechanics, Institute for Problems of Materials Science, T. Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, V. Karazin National University of Kharkiv, Lviv Polytechnic, Kharkiv National University of Radioelectroniks and others) and also from Russia, Belorussia, Kazakhstan, Poland and Romania. The Conference was supported by the State Space Agency of Ukraine and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian Working Group (including SSAU and the Federal Space Agency of Russia experts) on cooperation in the space area, in which were discussed the performing status of the joint programs and perspectives of using National Space Center facilities was held.
Actual space research problems, the results of the performing the National Space Program for 2013-2017 years projects and NAS of Ukraine complex program on space research were discussed during the Conference. The Program of the Conference encompassed 5 sections and 6 thematic subsections. 27 plenary and 146 section reports, 28 poster papers were presented. Also the discussions on actual topics and workshops on current and future perspective projects (project "Ionosat -Micro", Moon exploration: the perspectives for the Ukrainian scientists) were held.