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On-orbit testing of Kazakhstan`s "KazEOSat-1" and "KazEOSat-2" satellites is going on

25 June, 2014 14:18
Two Kazakhstan`s Earth Observation satellites, launched on 30 April and 20 June of this year, is going on scheduled tests in orbit, the National Space Agency reported

The first Earth Observation satellite with high spatial resolution "KazEOSat-1" has been working in orbit for almost 2 months. The satellite was launched on 30 April 2014 from Kourou space center in French Guiana by the European launcher “VEGA”.

Our experts of JSC "NC "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary" jointly with French colleagues in Toulouse Control Center (France) are leading accompaniment of the satellite, creating maximum load to identify its possibilities," acting President of JSC "NC "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary"Marat Nurguzhin said.

"During this time, there were not any failures in the operation of the satellite " - he told.

In accordance with plans, on-orbit testing of "KazEOSat-1" satellite, located at an altitude of 760 km will be continued until the end of summer, after which the satellite will be transferred for management to the customer JSC "NC "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary".

Let's remind, that on the third day after the launch "KazEOSat-1" gave the first satellite images of excellent quality.

The Kazakhstan`s second Earth Observation satellite “KazEOSat-2", launched by "Dnepr" rocket from the Russian cosmodrome "Yasnyi" on 20 June 2014, is also going planned testing in orbit.
As reported earlier, the first telemetry data spacecraft issued 1.5 hours after launch into a sun-synchronous orbit of 630 km.

According to the information of acting President of JSC "NC" Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary" Marat Nurguzhin, currently the satellite is functioning in a normal mode. Within two months it is planned testing of service subsystems, reserve modules and chain payload of the satellite.

"The first space images after the launch"KazEOSat-2" we'll get at the end of July of this year", - M. Nurguzhin said.