Belarus is becoming a space state and has its own national long-term space exploration program
Sergey Ablameiko, General Director of the Institute, explained that the first Belarusian satellite, BeLKA, will be launched on a Russian rocket by next March at the latest. This space technology will then be used by meteorologists, emergency services, oil industry and geologists; snapshots of the Earth (accurate within 2.5 meters) will be relayed to the centre. In addition, it will be beneficial commercially.
Representatives from Ukraine, Russia and Azerbaijan attended the congress and over 80 reports were considered during the 3 days of the forum. “Belarus is becoming a space state and has its own national long-term space exploration program,” says Sergei Zhdanok — Academician-Secretary of the Department of Physical-Engineering Sciences of National Academy of Sciences.