In 2017, Kazakhstan will launch two satellites into space. One of them (STSat) will be equipped with a system of remote sensing. The satellite is ready and being run for the necessary tests. The satellite will be delivered into orbit by a carrier rocket ‘Dnepr’ from Yasniy spaceport. STSat is the first national satellite assembled by the Kazakh specialists. The onboard computer and software have been fully developed by Kazakh engineers.

 

BAUBEK ORALMAGAMBETOV, DIRECTOR GENERAL, ‘GALAM’ LLP:

The second satellite corresponds to CubeSat technologies. It weighs 3-5 kilograms. It’s aimed to monitor and assess the Earth’s ionosphere for preventing earthquakes.

 

New testing and assembling facility and Development laboratory will be opened at the National Space Centre in two years. The construction is already underway. When the facility is commissioned, the spacecraft weighing 1-6 tons will be assembled and tested there. 

 

ERBOLSYN NURSEITOV, VICE PRESIDENT ON GENERAL AFFAIRS, ‘KAZAKHSTAN GARYSH SAPARY’ JSC:

This is the first plant in the CIS which will manufacture spacecrafts. This plant will have a full cycle from creation of a spacecraft to its full commissioning. From the Baikonur spaceport, we are going to send our crafts into space together with our Russian colleagues.

 

By 2025, 20 hectares on the left bank of Astana will be turned into a real space town. The town will have a Mission Control Centre, testing and assembling facility, as well as Development laboratory. All of the necessary infrastructure for the Center staff, such as housing, kindergartens, shopping center and sports complex will be provided.

 

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