AKIPRESS.COM - Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin attended the opening ceremony of the forum "Space Days in Kazakhstan: Baikonur – the Cradle of the World Cosmonautics", the press service of the PM reported.
The PM held meetings with Chairman of the Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin and Chief Financial Officer of One Web Thomas Whayne, with whom he discussed the development of the space industry in Kazakhstan.
Mamin said that Kazakh enterprises and departments are actively working with space organizations in the UAE, Turkey, the USA, Jordan, South Korea, Ukraine, Great Britain, Japan, China and many other countries. In the near future, cooperation is expected to develop on the exchange of Earth remote sensing data, on the joint production and commercialization of satellite constellations of Earth remote sensing.
The head of government informed the forum participants about plans to increase financing of space communication systems and remote sensing systems of Kazakhstan to $300 million, including with the involvement of private capital. In the near future, a large-scale project will begin to create the Baiterek environmentally friendly space rocket complex at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which was renamed the Nazarbayev Launch on the initiative of the Russian side.
The Space Days in Kazakhstan International Forum has been held annually since 2013. 650 participants from more than 25 countries of the world take part in this event.