Kazakhstan and Russia will launch spacecraft into polar orbits from Baikonur

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At the plenary session Majilis approved ratification of the Agreement between the Governments of Kazakhstan and Russia on cooperation in launches from the Baikonur cosmodrome of Soyuz-2 carrier rockets for launching spacecraft into polar orbits, correspondent reports.

As noted in the conclusion to the bill, the Agreement was signed in Nur-Sultan on June 20, 2019.

The purpose of the Agreement is to develop mutually beneficial cooperation between the Parties within the framework of joint activities to ensure the further effective use of the Baikonur cosmodrome in the interests Kazakhstan and Russia through the space programs and commercial projects.

"The ratification of the Agreement will create legal framework for launching spacecraft from the Baikonur cosmodrome for the implementation of a large international project One Web, aimed at providing the whole world with broadband Internet access, increasing the load on the cosmodrome with commercial launches, which will have a positive effect on the life of the entire cosmodrome infrastructure," the conclusion says.

Laura Tusupbekova
11:40, 12 May 2021

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