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25 October 2022, 12:19

Belarus, Russia advance strategic cooperation in space exploration

Sergei Shlychkov
Sergei Shlychkov

MINSK, 25 October (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia advance strategic cooperation in the sphere of outer space. Chairman of the State Science and Technology Committee Sergei Shlychkov made the statement during the 8th Belarusian Space Congress, BelTA has learned.

Sergei Shlychkov said: “Belarus tightly cooperates with the Russian Federation in the space industry. Seven R&D programs of the Union State of Belarus and Russia have been implemented. Another program is about to begin. We are contemplating the development of a full-fledged joint strategy for space exploration on the scale of the Union State.”

The official remarked that most of the Belarusian organizations, which had taken part in Soviet space programs, operate now, too. Belarus makes high-precision optical-electronic equipment, modern microprocessor-based devices, microchips, test equipment, and many other things. Belarusian universities train specialists for the aerospace industry.

The Belarusian Space Congress is taking place at premises of the Informatics Institute and the A.V. Lykov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on 25-26 October. Participants of the congress are expected to hear out over 120 speeches by scientists and specialists from Belarus, Russia, China, and Uzbekistan.

An exhibition of R&D products for space applications is taking place in the academy, too. The products were made as a result of R&D programs and projects in the area of space exploration. An exposition of popular science literature focusing on space exploration has been arranged as well.

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