Boxer Gassiev beats Lebedev to become IBF cruiserweight world champSport December 04, 0:47
Ukraine does not need position of president - TimoshenkoWorld December 03, 23:52
Russian Orthodox Church head arrives in France on pastoral visitSociety & Culture December 03, 23:45
Russia, Turkey should trade in national currencies, Erdogan told PutinWorld December 03, 23:43
Putin wishes success to Thailand's new kingRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 03, 21:08
Five gunmen killed in counterterrorism operation in Russia’s Dagestan - sourceWorld December 03, 21:07
Ukraine depends on coal from Donbass republics - deputy ministerWorld December 03, 19:32
Putin to be given gift of Akita-Inu puppy during his visit to JapanWorld December 03, 19:29
Azerbaijan’s security officers kill attempted suicide bomber in BakuWorld December 03, 18:04
MOSCOW, April 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Kazakhstan’s communication satellite KazSat-3, which was launched aboard a Proton-M carrier rocket on Monday, April 28, from Baikonur, has separated from a Briz-M booster and reached the designated orbit, the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) press service said.
“The separation of the Kazakh satellite was executed at the pre-set time and went smoothly,” the press service said.
Earlier in the day, a Briz-M booster orbited the Russian relay satellite Luch-5V.
KazSat-3 is Kazakhstan’s second satellite designed to ensure its information independence and security.
“Our country will launch three satellites this year: KazSat-3 on April 28; two days before that, a French Vega rocket will take a high-resolution Earth remote sensing satellite to orbit from the Kourou space center in French Guiana. Another such satellite will be launched in June,” National Space Agency (Kazcosmos) Head Talgat Musabayev said earlier this month.
KazSat-3 will be able to act as a backup for KazSat-2 which was launched several years ago. “With the launch of KazSat-3, our country will get a complete communication system with a backup satellite in orbit and the main and backup control centers on the ground. This will ensure our information independence,” Musabayev said.
KazSat-3 is designed to provide communication services, carry television broadcasts and ensure broadband Internet access in Kazakhstan and adjacent countries. It was designed and made under contract with the Republican Space Center (Kazakhstan) and assembled by Russia’s Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems.