Kazcosmos Enlarges Partnership with Sudan

A delegation from the World Aerospace Committee met recently in Khartoum, Sudan with representatives of Sunacs to open negotiations concerning data transmission from the space remote sensing system, reported the Kazcosmos press service.

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The talks centred on ground segment research issues, training at the Sunacs base, joint cooperation on various earth surface monitoring techniques for agricultural purposes and creating nanosatellites based on Kazakh experience.

The Kazakh side also spoke with individuals from Mirage, a space technology company, the Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies and representatives of the Sudanese military academy. The main focus was cooperation between the countries regarding space technology and agriculture. Mirage provided a presentation on its achievements and capabilities.

The Kazakh delegation also considered the possibility of selling space images from KazEOSat-2 to their Sudanese colleagues. They noted the data collected will contribute to precisely estimating of the quality of Sudan’s agricultural fields.

The sessions ended with the sides signing a bilateral protocol on space technology cooperation between Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary and Sunacs.

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