Kazakhstan experts are accepting the telecommunications satellite KazSat-3 from Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems of Russia these days.
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-2 is functioning normally, it is currently 64% loaded and we plan to achieve a 70% load of the satellite by the end of the year: Talgat Mussabayev.
Kazakhstan National Space Agency is building a reserve control center for KazSAT-2 near Almaty.
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-2 was placed in full operation November 26. November 25 the National Space Agency obtained the full title to the satellite from Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center.
Khalyk Kazakhinstrakh has been designated as the insurance company.
Before the satellite is fully transferred to Kazakhstan, the Russian side is fully responsible for insurance-related issues: Talgat Mussabayev, Head of KazKosmos National Space Agency.
Kazakhstan’s communications satellite KazSat-2 will be operable starting from late October 2011.
The satellite is to be launched in 2013.
According to Vice Chairman of the National Space Agency KazKosmos, following the flight testing, the onboard transmitting equipment will be tested in collaboration with on-land communications carriers.
National satellite KazSat-2 is set to the required position.
Launch of Kazakhstan communication satellite KazSat-3 is scheduled for the end of 2013.
Orbital tests of the second national communications satellite KazSat-2 will be completed in October.
Consequently, in summer 2015 it will start filling the state coffers: Meirbek Moldabekov, Vice Chairman of the Kazakhstan Space Agency.
Satellite will reach the operating point at the orbit within one month.
KazSat-2 launch fromBaikonur will be broadcasted in Twitter on July 16.
According to KazKosmos, Kazakhstan will have 2 operational satellites by that time.
According to the source, the date of the launch may have been coordinated to fit in the schedules of some VIPs that are expected to attend the launch.
The contract was signed within the framework of the 49th International Air Show in the Parisian suburbs of le Bourget.