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Russia May Lose Cosmodrome Lease
2012-12-10 19:26:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Russia's lease with the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch facility in Kazakhstan may be suspended, according to several reports. Russia has been renting the Baikonur launch pad from Kazakhstan since 1994 and the leasing contract is valid until 2050. However, Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency reported that Kazcosmos head Talgat Musabayev said the rent agreement on Baikonur has "run its course." Dropping the lease could create...

2008-07-24 21:00:30

ALMATY. July 24 (Interfax-AVN) - Kazakhstan will keep working on the KazSat-2 satellite despite the failure of the first national satellite, although the launch of the second satellite may be delayed slightly. "The KazSat-2 satellite is being designed," Vice-President of the Republican Center of Space Communications and Electromagnetic Compatibility Gabdrakhim Myrzakulov told the first international conference entitled "Space Activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Period until...

2008-06-18 06:00:24

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kazakh TV on 16 June [Presenter] Kazakhstan may lose the first satellite in its history, chairman of the National Space Agency Talgat Musabayev has told a briefing in Almaty. We reported earlier that the KazSat-1 telecommunications satellite went astray on 8 June due to a malfunction of the satellite's on-board computer system. [Correspondent] Talgat Musabayev explained the current state of the first Kazakh satellite using simple language: "KazSat is...

2008-06-17 12:00:42

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kazakh TV on 16 June [Presenter] Kazakhstan may lose the first satellite in its history, Chairman of National Space Agency Talgat Musabayev has told a briefing in Almaty. We already reported earlier that the KazSat-1 telecommunications satellite went astray on 8 June due to malfunction of the satellite's on-board computer system. [Correspondent] Talgat Musabayev explained the current state of the first Kazakh satellite using simple language: "KazSat is...

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2008-06-16 14:45:00

Officials in Kazakhstan announced on Monday that its only communications satellite is currently out of control due to a computer glitch.Launched in June 2006, the Russian-built KazSat-1 was the first of four satellites the country hoped to put into orbit by 2020 to establish the Central Asian country as a global space power.Many television broadcasters in the country relied on KazSat-1 to receive communications, but the space agency is not optimistic about the livelihood of its...


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