Delegation from Kazakhstan
Representatives of Kazakhstan’s National Space Agency and the Republican Center for Space Communication visited ISS-Reshetnev Company on
The delegation headed by Talgat Musabaev, chairman of the National Space Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan, was given a tour to the company’s facilities where work on the KazSat-3 telecommunications satellite is currently underway.
During their visit to the assembly workshop, the guests were shown the KazSat-3 spacecraft on the electro-radio test rig. As well as that, the delegation had the opportunity to watch how transportation testing was conducted on an engineering qualification model of the spacecraft.
At the meeting which was chaired by Anatoly Shilov, deputy head of Russia’s Federal Space Agency, representatives of ISS-Reshetnev Company and Kazakhstan’s Space Agency discussed the current status, progress and further steps in the implementation of the KazSat-3 project.
The KazSat-3 telecommunications satellite is being built in the interest of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Based on the unpressurized middle-class Express-1000HTA platform, it will accommodate 28 Ku-band transponders to provide coverage of the Kazakhstan’s territory. The satellite is designed to carry out its mission in orbit for 15 years. It is due to launch together with the data-relay spacecraft Loutch-5V aboard a Proton-M/Breeze-M rocket in early 2014.