Kazakhstan to spend over $230M for Baiterek launch complex construction

Business Materials 18 December 2019 14:42 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan to spend over $230M for Baiterek launch complex construction

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.18

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Kazakhstan will allocate approximately $233 million for creation of Baiterek launch complex, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry Askar Zhumagaliyev said, Trend reports with reference to Kazakh media.

Baiterek is being created on the base of ground space infrastructure of existing Zenit-M launch complex. According to the minister, creation of Baiterek launch complex oversees funding division between Kazakhstan and Russia.

“The work is divided is such way the ground infrastructure accounts for Kazakh party, and Kazakhstan is planning to allocate $233 million for Zenit-M modernization starting in 2020. Russian party is concerned with Soyuz-5 missile construction itself and is planning to allocate nearly $916 million for this,” Zhumagaliyev said.

He noted that Kazakhstan will also be concerned with modernization of a system of telecommunication and information support, allocation of land for the fall of the separated parts of launch.

In August, 2017 parties on the level of Russia-Kazakhstan Intergovernmental Commission on Baikonur Complex made the decision to exclude Zenit-M ground infrastructure from the area of land rented by Russia.

Thus, the future Baiterek launch complex will be the property of Kazakhstan compared to other Baikonur Cosmodrome facilities.

Kazakhstan’s Baikonur city is the administrative and living center of major Baikonur Cosmodrome. The city and the Cosmodrome together create a Baikonur complex, which Russia is renting from Kazakhstan till 2050.


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