Posted: 28.09.2022 14:38:00

Belarus plans to launch its satellite in 2-3 years

The Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Vladimir Gusakov, informed on the plans to create a Belarusian space satellite as he talked at an expert media forum in Moscow – Industrial and Technological Co-operation between Russia and Belarus. Science. Space. Education – organised by the Standing Committee of the Union State and the Rossiya Segodnya International Media Group

“On the eve of the forum, we visited the Roscosmos State Corporation and talked to its director. Among other things, we discussed creation of a Belarusian satellite with 0.5m optical resolution. We reached full mutual understanding and identified a number of strategic directions. We hope to develop it by 2024-2025 and be ready to launch. I think it will be launched on a Russian carrier,” Mr. Gusakov said, adding that scientists of the two states continue working over a new satellite for remote sensing of the Earth with 0.35m optical resolution.

“We should prepare it for launch by 2028, and it is likely to become the best satellite in the world. In my opinion, it is possible to strive for a more accurate resolution: 0.2m,” Mr. Gusakov said. “In general, co-operation between Belarus and Russia in the field of peaceful space exploration is of great importance. In Belarus alone, we provide satellite information to the needs of 11 ministries and departments, which makes it possible to enhance their operational responsiveness and effectiveness.”