Sweden proposed cooperation on Earth remote sensing system
Sweden offered the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan to cooperate on the Earth remote sensing system and the High-Precision Satellite Navigation System, in particular, the entry of Kazakhstan's ground-based remote sensing data reception stations into the Swedish network of "PrioraNet" stations.
According to the press service of the Ministry, during the official visit of Speaker of Parliament of the Kingdom of Sweden Urban Ahlin to Kazakhstan, the Swedish delegation visited the National Space Center in Astana, the Strategy 2050 NA reported.
Minister Beibut Atamkulov acquainted delegation’s representatives with the directions of Ministry's work, regarding the development of domestic space activities. The delegation was demonstrated the work of the space communication system "KazSat" and the Earth remote sensing "KazEOSat", High-Precision Satellite Navigation System.
In addition, the foreign partners offered services for receiving, processing and distributing the Earth remote sensing images from the spacecraft "KazEOSat-1" and "KazEOSat-2" in Sweden via ground-based satellite control satellites located in the Arctic.
At the same time, the leaders of the Swedish space organizations expressed readiness to place orders for the future Assembly and Test Complex of spacecraft in Astana and discussed the possibility of launching Kazakhstan’s spacecraft into low orbits from the Swedish spaceport "Esrange".
In turn, Urban Ahlin thanked the Kazakh side for the reception and noted that Kazakhstan during the years of Independence achieved high results in the development of the space industry.
At the end of the meeting, the parties agreed to continue working on establishing further cooperation. In the near future, the working group of the Aerospace Committee of the Kazakh Ministry will be sent to Sweden for detailed study of the implementation of joint projects.