Kazakhstan’s second Earth Observation Satellite KazEOSat-2 was successfully put in orbit, Kazakh Space Agency reported on June 20.
“Launch of Kazakhstan`s second earth observation satellite held on June 20, 2014 1:11 Astana time from Yasniy launch base in the Orenburg region (Russia),” the Space Agency said.
KazEOSat-2 was launched by a Dnepr booster, designed on the basis of intercontinental ballistic missile RS-20.
KazEOSat-2 with spatial resolution of 6.5 meters was manufactured by the British company Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, which is part of the largest French group Airbus Defense and Space.
The satellite is designed to provide the full range of remote sensing services to obtain images of the territory of Kazakhstan, as well as other plots of land, including monitoring, prevention of natural disasters, conducting the land cadastre, mapping to ensure the defense and security of the country.
Following KazEOSat-2 launch, Kazakhstan’s Earth remote sensing space system consists of two spacecrafts (first Kazakh Earth observation satellite KazEOSat-1 was launched on April 30) and ground complex for reception, processing and distribution of satellite data. (Cihan/Trend az)