Although Kazakhstan and Russia are closely cooperating in the space sector, and to launch its two satellites KazSaySat and KazistiSat, Kazakhstan decided on a Russian rocket. Preference is given to American rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX.
It is reported Total.kz.
The launch of Kazakhstan’s satellites is scheduled for November 19.
As stated by the speaker of the Ministry of defense and the aerospace industry Aset Nurkenov, the launch will take place on an American military base Vandenberg in California, not at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
He also stressed that this decision was made “solely by the financial considerations.” Just for the aerospace industry, the Falcon 9 will be cheaper.
It is possible that in this solution there is another reason – unreliability of Russian carrier rockets.
What is Falcon 9? This is rocket, belonging to the class of Falcon. And 9 in the title refers to the number of engines in the rocket. Falcon 9 first launched on 4 June 2010, and since that time it underwent two substantial changes.
We will remind, on October, 11th a Soyuz rocket with two cosmonauts on Board crashed during startup. Both astronauts alive, they made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. Following the missile launch, scheduled for November 16.
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