Kazakhstan preferred American missiles to Russian

Astana stated that it is planned to use not the Soyuz or Proton launch vehicles to launch the first two satellites, but the Falcon-9 of Space X, owned by Ilon Mask. This was told by the press secretary of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the country Aset Nurkenov.

Satellites will be launched from the Vandenburg military base, located in the US state of California.

When asked why the Falcon-9 will be used, Nurkenov replied that it was all about the price of the issue. However, he refused to disclose the amount of the transaction, citing trade secrets. Moreover, it was the American side who asked not to disclose financial details.

The authorities of Kazakhstan do not exclude that in the future, spacecraft will be sent from the Baikonur cosmodrome and with the help of the Russian equipment.

We think that spacecraft of this configuration can be launched with Soyuz and Proton launch vehicles, the launches of which are carried out with us from Baikonur

- explained Nurkenov.

It should be noted that the first two satellites of Kazakhstan are planned to be launched into space on November 20. One of them, KazSaySat, has a scientific purpose, the other - KazistiSat - technological. They will be placed on the Falcon-9 launch vehicle. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the country Marat Nurguzhin during the international forum Digital Bridge, dedicated to innovation.
  • Photos used: https://habr.com
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 7 November 2018 08: 46
    Goodwill and excessive tolerance are often perceived as weakness. That Kazakhstan confirms this with its actions in relation to Russia. Don’t get it wrong, but as they say, you won’t be forcibly sweet. In addition, people say: no matter what is done, everything is for the best. The dialectic of life. Trading is perhaps possible, but not to the detriment of oneself. But about friendship and alliance, it’s worthwhile to conduct the discussion solely taking into account the reality, which alas! turns the other side: the exodus of Russians continues, which, moreover, is slowly being squeezed out of the power and managerial verticals, an accelerated transition to the Latin alphabet is being carried out, and strange projects are increasingly appearing, including with sworn partners like the USA. In other words, thoughtful information is above the roof.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 7 November 2018 11: 57
    It turns out interesting - we rent a spaceport, and the Kazakhs offer the United States to fly. The United States differs from Russia in this, which does not allow its allies to greyhound. Russians have a saying: from good, they don’t look for good. Kazakhstan and Kazakhs need to remember this.