Kazakhstan to deploy KazSat-2R

05 November, 2018, 13:19 220
Kazakhstan to deploy KazSat-2R

The Republican Centre of Space Communications prepares a financial feasibility study and a technical task to establish and bring into use the KazSat-2R satellite communications system to begin the scheduled replacement of KazSat-2. 

 

One of the prospective projects of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan as part of the Digital Kazakhstan national programme is the project "to establish and bring into use the KazSat-2R satellite communications system to begin the scheduled replacement of KazSat-2", BNews.kz reports referring to a press service of the Ministry.  

The project aims at maintaining and developing the KazSat national satellite communications system as a key part of telecommunication infrastructure of Kazakhstan by the scheduled replacement of the KazSat-2 national geostationary communications and broadcasting satellite, with its expected useful life in geostationary orbit expiring November 2023. 

"The creation and development of own satellite communications and broadcasting system are of a practical and strategic significance for the country. The satellite communication network based on resources of KazSat satellites is key in ensuring the national security of the Republic of Kazakhstan in addition to a 100% coverage of modern and quality communication services," the report reads. 

KazSat-2R's resources will be applied to establish fixed satellite communications links as part of the Digital Kazakhstan national programme. They include broadband Internet access, including the country's remote settlements, as well as with the aim to subsequently supply telecommunication services to end consumers (government agencies, law enforcement agencies, corporate and private sectors) of bordering countries - Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan. 

The Republican Centre of Space Communications started to implement the project in 2016 following the task of the programme's administrator - the Aerospace Committee of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan. The company developed an investment proposal that was approved by the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan. At the present time, the Republican Centre of Space Communications prepares a financial feasibility study and a technical task to establish and bring into use the KazSat-2R satellite communications system to begin the scheduled replacement of KazSat-2. 

KazSat-2 national satellites and KazSat-3 work well, with 15 satellite operators using their resources, more than 11 thousand earth satellite communications stations functioning throughout Kazakhstan.