Kazakhstan is building a spacecraft assembly and testing complex, which will be commissioned in Astana in early 2018, Marat Nurguzhin, head of Kazakh National Space company Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary, said.
The facility will allow carrying out all the tests of the spacecrafts at the same place, thus reducing possible transportation losses.
All the cycle of spacecraft creation from its idea to its full commission will be fulfilled at this assembly and testing complex. The spacecrafts produced here will be delivered to Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome from where they will be launched into the space.
It is planned that Astana assembly and testing complex will assembly first spacecraft by 2021.
Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary is implementing the spacecraft complex project jointly with Airbus Defense and Space (division of Airbus Group responsible for defense and aerospace products and services). (Trend/Business World Magazine)