Kazakhstan to launch three spacecrafts in 2014

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 6

By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakhstan will launch three of its own spacecrafts from Baikonur Cosmodrome in 2014, Kazakh Space Agency reported.

The announcement was made by the Agency's head, Talgat Musabayev at an expanded meeting on Feb. 6.

Kazakhstan will launch one communication satellite and two remote sensing satellites in 2014.

Moreover, Kazakhstan will commission ground facilities for a remote sensing space system, as well as a high-precision satellite navigation system.

Kazakh third broadcasting satellite KazSat-3 will be launched by April 30, Musabayev said.

The testing of the satellite has been already completed.

The previous Kazakh satellite - KazSat-2 - operates in the normal mode, the Space Agency said. Only 63 percent of its capacity is used. It provides services to 11 Kazakhstan operators and gets over $2 billion tenge (155.68 tenge = $1) for its services.

Edited by CN

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