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Long-term missions ahead under Russia-Kazakhstan space deal

November 27, 2013, 14:30 UTC+3 ASTANA
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ASTANA, November 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Joint projects will be launched at Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome in a long-term program of co-operation between the two space agencies of Russia and Kazakhstan.

Russia's Roskosmos and Kazakhstan's Kazcosmos plan a development schedule up to 2030, a spokesman for the Kazakh agency said on Wednesday.

The deal was agreed by Russian agency head Oleg Ostapenko and Kazakh opposite number Talgat Musambaev, meeting with team specialists in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, on Tuesday. This proposes launching a KazSat-3 satellite in 2014.

“The experts exchanged information on a project to establish the Baiterek space rocket complex at Baikonur," the spokesman said. "They also discussed prospects for the Dnepr programme and the launch of Kazakhstan’s terrestrial remote sensing satellite KazGeoSat-1 next year.

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