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Kazakhstan may join Belarusian-Russian orbital group of satellites

Kazakhstan Materials 21 September 2011 15:15
Kazakhstan is interested in joining the Belarusian-Russian orbital group of satellites, Charge d'Affaires of Kazakhstan in Belarus Farkhat Abdukhalykov announced.
Kazakhstan may join Belarusian-Russian orbital group of satellites

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 21/ Trend/

Kazakhstan is interested in joining the Belarusian-Russian orbital group of satellites, Charge d'Affaires of Kazakhstan in Belarus Farkhat Abdukhalykov announced, Kazinform reported referring to BelTA.

"It is interesting for us. Our space agencies communicate rather vigorously," he said at a press-conference on Tuesday. "Developing cooperation in the space industry within the framework of the Customs Union is an extremely attractive prospect for Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan".

A Belarusian satellite will be inserted into orbit together with a Russian one by the same booster rocket.

Belarus will no longer have to buy space data collection and processing services from other countries and it will be able to create a system of its own for remote Earth probing. The Belarusian satellite will be able to provide space imagery of the entire country.

"We have been cooperating in the space industry, including joint work with Russia, for a long time", Abdukhalykov said. "We are interested in developing this partnership both with Russian and Belarusian scientists in the future".

Belarus and Russia are planning to create a group of satellites that will be used for the benefit of the Union State.

Edited by E.Ostapenko

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