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10 December 2019, 16:22

Russia eager to team up with Belarus to create unique satellite

Aleksandr Sergeyev. An archive photo
Aleksandr Sergeyev. An archive photo

MOSCOW, 10 December (BelTA) – Russia intends to create a new unique space satellite with Belarus' assistance, BelTA learned from President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Aleksandr Sergeyev during an applied science conference held in Moscow on 10 December. The conference was timed to the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on the Establishment of the Union State of Belarus and Russia.

The official said: “In the near future we are going to make decisions on creating a brand new satellite that will take care of remote sensing of Earth in all kinds of weather. The variety of components Belarus has will be very important for making this satellite or an entire satellite group.”

The conference in progress
The conference in progress

According to the source, the group of satellites will be able to create a new sector of the economy focusing on remote sensing of Earth in all kinds of weather. The satellites are supposed to be able to provide images with high spatial resolution several times per day.

The applied science conference on achievements, problems, and prospects of the Union State of Belarus and Russia gathered about 500 participants from Belarus and Russia, who represent all the branches of power, the private sector, the academic community, the cultural community, and leading mass media. Apart from the plenary session the conference includes six panel sessions that focus on legislation approximation, the formation of the common economic space, the modernization of transport infrastructure, the social policy in the Union State of Belarus and Russia, cooperation in security matters and in fight against terrorism.

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