Kazakhstan, Russia discuss cooperation in space sphere
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 26
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakh and Russian Space Agencies discussed bilateral cooperation at a meeting held on Nov. 26, Kazakh Space Agency's website said.
Russian Space Agency's delegation headed by its head, Oleg Ostapenko is on a short visit to Kazakhstan at the invitation of the Chairman of Kazakh National Space Agency, Talgat Musabaev.
The heads and experts of two agencies discussed a number of issues of further cooperation.
In particular, the sides discussed the launch of the KazSat-3 communications and broadcasting satellite, which is scheduled for 2014. Moreover they exchanged information on the creation of the Baiterek space rocket complex at the Baikonur Cosmodrome and prospects of the Dnepr program. The parties also discussed Kazakh medium resolution earth observation satellite KazEoSat-1, scheduled for launch in 2014.
The space agencies of two countries agreed to develop a program of further bilateral cooperation until 2030, including the implementation of joint projects at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
During the talks Talgat Musabayev and Oleg Ostapenko signed a protocol of the meeting in Astana.