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Preparing Kazakhstan's KazSat-3 communications satellite in Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA News
KazSat-2 to be using its capacities to the full in 2016: KazKosmos Head

According to him, the current share of KazSat-2 in the national market of satellite-assisted services only stands at 38%. Mobile carriers and broadcasters still rely on foreign space vehicles. Money keeps flowing abroad.

KazSat-2 to be using its capacities to the full in 2016: KazKosmos Head
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KazSat-3 to be fully operational in September 2014: KazKosmos Head

According to him, with KazSat-3 in place, Kazakhstan can enjoy a full-fledged system of satellite-assisted communications. It means greater independence and autonomy for Kazakhstan.

KazSat-3 to be fully operational in September 2014: KazKosmos Head
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KazSat-3 delivered to Baikonur to be launched April 28

2014 will be a busy year for KazKosmos National Space Agency as it plans for the first time ever to launch 3 space vehicles: one communications satellite and two remote sensing satellites: KazKosmos National Space Agency.

KazSat-3 delivered to Baikonur to be launched April 28
The preparation of Kazakhstan telecommunications satellite KazSat-3 at the testing and assembling division of Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
KazSat-3 satellite being readied for Baikonur

Kazakhstan experts are accepting the telecommunications satellite KazSat-3 from Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems of Russia these days.

KazSat-3 satellite being readied for Baikonur
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KazSat-3 to be launched by April 30, 2014

KazSat-2 satellite has been using 63% of its capacities. Satellite-assisted services rendered to 11 mobile carriers in Kazakhstan are totally worth $12.9 million.

KazSat-3 to be launched by April 30, 2014
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KazSat-3 to be launched in the Q1 2014

Space Agency and the country’s Ministry of Transport and Communications have been tasked to make sure 70% of KazSat-2 satellite’s capacities are used by the end of 2013 [as compared to the current 56%].

KazSat-3 to be launched in the Q1 2014
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Kazakhstan ready to allocate $164.3 million for KazSat-3

The satellite is to be launched in 2013.

Kazakhstan ready to allocate $164.3 million for KazSat-3
Baikonur cosmodrome. Stock photo of Tengrinews.kz
$294.5 million to finance space exploration projects in 2012-2014

According to the Finance Ministry, a total of $563 million was to be earmarked for space exploration projects in 2011-2013.

$294.5 million to finance space exploration projects in 2012-2014
Preparation of first Kazakhstan satellite KazSat in assembling block of Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
KazSat-3 to be launched in 2013

Launch of Kazakhstan communication satellite KazSat-3 is scheduled for the end of 2013.

KazSat-3 to be launched in 2013
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