ASTANA. OWN INFORMATION. On the 21-22 of November 2016 in Astana, the IV International Workshop "Space days in Kazakhstan - 2016" took place. While in previous forums it was about the presentation and the possibility of using space technologies in Kazakhstan, this year the main space Forum of the country was devoted to the practical experience and perspectives of modern space technologies on the example of the Earth remote sensing space system (ERS) and the system of high-accuracy satellite navigation ( SVSN) RK.
International workshop "Space days in Kazakhstan - 2016" expanding its borders and the sphere of influence of each year. This event was attended by over 400 people - users and manufacturers of products and services in the space industry, specialists from 50 foreign companies from 20 countries.
With a greeting to the participants addressed the Minister of defense and aerospace industry of Kazakhstan Beibut Atamkulov, who stressed the importance of the tasks set by the President of the country to create a space industry in Kazakhstan.
Legendary cosmonaut Talgat Mussabayev, Advisor to the President told in his speech about the role of Leader of the Nation, the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the development of space activity of the Republic in his speech he told the Kazakh President,.
Strategic partner of JSC "NC "KGS" European group Airbus Defence and Space over the years serves as a platinum sponsor of the workshop. A report on the cooperation of Kazakh and French specialists in the implementation of joint projects was delivered by the Senior vice president of Airbus Defence and Space Hugues Laporte-Weywada.
Also, the forum was attended by such foreign aerospace companies like Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (UK), IABG (Germany), SUNACS (Sudan), ERS data operators - Geoskan LLC (Russia), Urthecast (Canada), Hexagon Geospatial (USA) , LLC "Sovzond" (Russia), LLC “Scanex” (Russia), LLC "Geo-Alliance" (Russia), CJSC “Rakurs”, DigitalGlobe, launch services – JSC "ISC "Kosmotras" (Russia), space agencies and departments of foreign countries, as well as leading local companies, research institutes and universities of the country.
"The experience and the scale of the previous three workshops showed a high demand for the use of space technologies in various sectors, both public sector organizations and private companies. Through this workshop has been established a further fruitful cooperation with colleagues from near and far abroad in the framework of ERS and HSNS", - said the president of JSC "NC “KGS" Marat Nurguzhin.
One of the main topics of the workshop was to identify the socio-economic and indirect benefits from the results of space activities. Therefore one of the main sections was devoted to investment in space-related activities of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In particular, creation of Spatial Data Ground Infrastructure (NSDI), the production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other new projects.
A special feature of this forum is the first space Hackathon, organized as part of the "Space days in Kazakhstan - 2016". The winners of which were presented to the participants. Involvement of startup companies, universities, research organizations of Kazakhstan in the development of innovative space technologies - one of the objectives of the seminar, which was achieved.
As a result of the international workshop "Space days in Kazakhstan - 2016" were signed memorandums of cooperation with new partners, agreements for the supply of satellite images from Kazakh ERS satellites for consumers were reached.
The next workshop "Space days in Kazakhstan - 2017" will be held in Astana in the framework of the World exhibition EXPO.