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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Kazakhstan plans to replace KazSat-2 and launch a radar satellite


Kazakhstan plans to replace KazSat-2 and launch a radar satellite. This was reported by Deputy Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry Marat Nurguzhin at the roundtable on Kazakhstan-Russia Cooperation: Traditions of winners. History and modernity.

We have planned replacement of satellites. Each satellite has its own lifetime. By 2023, we have to replace KazSat-2. In addition, we have a system for remote probing of the Earth. We plan to consider the possibility of launching a radar satellite � one for all-weather, which works day and night. That is, we have plans on both replacing satellites, and developing the system itself, � Marat Nurguzhin siad.

According to him, the investment project is under consideration, the cost of the satellite “KazSat-2-R”, which will replace “KazSat-2”, is still unknown.

Deputy Minister also reported that the launch pad and the assembly and testing complex at the Baikonur cosmodrome, from where the Zenit rockets were previously launched, will be withdrawn from lease by Russia and transferred to the Kazakhstani enterprise Baiterek. Rockets for the Baiterek complex will be supplied by the Russian Federation. These are the “Phoenix” missiles of the middle class. Approximately, their launch from the Baiterek complex is planned for 2024, although it is also possible to accelerate the implementation of the project.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan