Belarus plans to create nanosatellites of supreme quality
An outline sketch of a Russian-Belarusian spacecraft is being prepared jointly with Roscosmos at present
Belarusian enterprises will manufacture optoelectronic targeting systems, and – together with Russian colleagues – they plan to create elements of ground infrastructure to manage the spacecraft, receive and process information.
“The future belongs to orbital groupings that consist of small-sized spacecraft, including nanosatellites,” Sergei Korenyako – who heads the department of joint space and IT programmes at the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences’ United Institute of Informatics Problems – explains. “We plan to create nanosatellites which image quality will meet or succeed that ensured by heavy and expensive devices. The component base has been developed for this already. There are some difficulties in transmitting information from space via communication channels, so a question is raised that some of the information from the satellite should be processed not on land, but in space. Only the data requested by an operator will be transmitted to the Earth.”