Kazakhstan to create spacecraft plant
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 3
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: Kazakhstan plans to launch a plant for the design, assembly and testing of spacecrafts in 2015, Kazakhstan Today news agency reported on Dec. 3.
"This will be a huge plant with knowledge-intensive production - an enterprise that doesn't have analogues in the CIS in terms of the level of its equipment and production capacities," Deputy Chaiman of Kazakh National Space Agency Meirbek Moldabekov said at a briefing in the Central Communications Service.
The plan will also design, assembly and test satellite and space equipment.
Kazakhstan will to launch its third communications and broadcasting satellite KazSat-3 in the first quarter of 2014.
"The launch of the satellite will reduce the import of services by over 4 billion tenge (153.68 tenge = $1) if its capacities are used fully," Moldabekov said.