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.
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.
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.
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.
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%].
The satellite is to be launched in 2013.
According to the Finance Ministry, a total of $563 million was to be earmarked for space exploration projects in 2011-2013.
Launch of Kazakhstan communication satellite KazSat-3 is scheduled for the end of 2013.