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Kazakhstan successfully launches KazEOSat-2

20 june 2014, 15:31
Photo courtesy of kazcosmos.gov.kz
Photo courtesy of kazcosmos.gov.kz

Kazakhstan has launched KazEOSat-2, its second medium resolution Earth observation satellite, from Russia., Tengrinews reports citing the press office of the National Space Agency of Kazakhstan (Kazcosmos).

The second Kazakh Earth sensing satellite was launched on June 20, 2014 at 01:11 a.m. Astana time from Yasny space center onboard of a Dnepr rocket carrier. The Head of Kazcosmos Talgat Musabayev attended the launch of the satellite.

According to SSTL, the satellite “will deliver 77km swath, multi-spectral images with a resolution of 6.5 metres for agricultural and resource monitoring, disaster management and land use mapping”.

“The launch of the Kazakh satellite KazEOSat-2 added a new 6.5 meter ground resolution satellite vehicle to the Earth Remote Sensing Satellite System (ERSSS). All in all, Kazakh ERSSS has two satellites and a ground station for data recording, processing and distribution,” Kazcosmos said.

KazEOSat-2 was produced by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), a part of Air Defence and Space.

By Gyuzel Kamalova

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