The Ionosphere Institute has an Ionospheric observatory, located 50 km south-east direction from Kharkiv city (near Zmiiv town).
The Ionosphere Institute of Ukraine was created on the basis of the scientific research laboratory of the department "Radioelectronics" of National Technical University "Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute" that has been working since 1963. The first experimental data were obtained already in 1972. Since 2001, the experimental center has been recognized as a scientific object, which is a national heritage of Ukraine. Among the tourists and scientists, the institute is referred to as the "Miracle of the USSR".
Kharkiv region, Zmiiv district