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Kazakhstan to launch first RS satellite in 2013

Kazakhstan: The Kazakh space agency plans to launch the country”s first earth remote sensing satellite by the end of this year. “The launch of the first medium-resolution remote sensing satellite is planned for the 4th quarter of 2013″ from Russia”s Yasny Cosmodrome, a press release stated. Kazakhstan”s remote sensing system includes two optoelectronic satellites, and the cost will be about 260 million euros (about $341 million), according to the agency.

The second, high-resolution remote sensing satellite is planned to be launched in 2014 from the Guiana Space Center, a French spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana, said KazCosmos.

Source: People’s Daily Online