Almaty, Kazakhstan – The need to monitor and protect Kazakhstan’s territorial borders and resources explains why the country is investing in satellite technology. Kazcosmos, the National Space Agency of Kazakhstan, has contracted with Astrium/Surrey Satellite to produce two Earth-observation satellites, the first of which is due to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in 2013, says Kazcosmos chairman Talgat Musabayev. He says the spacecraft will have 6.5-meter resolution, making ...

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