Belarus: Belarus is all set to launch its remote sensing satellite on June 7, 2012. Satellite launcher ‘Soyuz’ will place the Belarusian spacecraft together with the Russian spacecraft into orbit from Baikonur. On the orbit, the two satellites will unite and form a unified system of remote sensing satellite.
According to a report published in TVR, “The Belarusian satellite has already been tested in the laboratory. Details for the International Space Station (ISS) are also being developed. Right now it is working at the ISS. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the active volcano on Kamchatka were detected by the cosmonauts with its help. Thanks to information gathered from space new electronic maps will appear in real-time mode.”
The Belarusian satellite is being assembled at the engineering enterprise ‘Peleng’. In the end of April it will be tested at the Kazakh ‘Baikonur’, and on June 7 the satellite will be sent into space.