Kazakhstan's two satellites have been launched at Vandenberg Air Force Base
Start of the satellites of a space system of scientific and technological use took place in normal mode.
A start was given to Kazakhstan's two space devices of a space system of scientific and technological use - the micro-satellite KazSTSat and nano-satellite KazSciSat-1 on the Falcon 9 launch vehicle - on December 4, 2018, at 12:32 a.m. Astana time.
The start took place in normal mode at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, BNews.kz reports referring to a press service of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan.
The space system's aims at processing technologies of projecting, collecting and testing low-orbit space vehicles, carrying out scientific research on the ionosphere, receiving a flight record for the operational load (sub-system of own design).
Kazakh specialists from Galym LLP, JSC NC Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary, the Aerospace Committee of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan and the Institute of Space Equipment and Technologies under the National Centre of Space Research and Technologies of the Aerospace Committee of Kazakhstan were for the first time engaged in designing space vehicles.
Engineers from Galym LLP with their colleagues from SSTL, Spaceflight, and SpaceX installed satellites on the module of the launch vehicle's head part.
A video about the start can be watched here.