KazSat- 3 will be commissioned in September - Kazkosmos

Date: 07:37, 28-04-2014.

Baikonur . April 28. KazTAG - Kazakhstani KazSat- 3 satellite will be commissioned in September , said Yerkin Shaimagambetov, deputy chairman of the National Space Agency of Kazakhstan .

" In mid-May KazSat- 3 should reach its point of standing 58.5 degrees east longitude , then will be flight tests , and we expect to commission KazSat-3 in September," said Shaimagambetov.

In turn, President of JSC "National Center of Space Communications " Victor Lefter said that flight tests will last for 3 months.

"After inherent characteristics are confirmed , the Russian side will pass it to us into exploitation, and we will put it under a load ,"  he added.

Lefter also said that Kazakh specialists will test and receive corresponding permit for KazSat- 3  to control the spacecraft.

"The cost of KazSat- 3 launch was about 27 billion tenge. This included not only the cost of the spacecraft and launch, but also the cost of creating backup center , modernization and training of experts," he said.

He said KazSat-4 project is under development.

"We are already thinking about KazSat-4 project. It is a project for the future 3-4 years," he said.

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