ASTANA. KAZINFORM - In 2016 JSC "NC "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary" has donated to the state agencies the production of space monitoring, the commercial value of which is more than 12 billion tenge, the correspondent of IIA "Kazinform" with reference to the press service of the company.
In particular, the high (1 meter) resolution spacecraft "KazEOSat-1" has provided more than 12 thousand of satellite images to more than 20 state bodies, including the Ministry of Defense of the Republic Kazakhstan, Emergency Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Department on combating drug industry and control over drug trafficking of the MIA of RK, General Prosecutor's office of RK, National security Committee of RK, the Border service of NSC RK, and others.
Medium (6.5 meters) resolution spacecraft "KazEOSat-2" within 2016 year issued about 3 thousand images, more than 2.5 thousand of which have been referred to the work of Kazakh government agencies.
According to the report, in 2016 Kazakhstan's earth remote sensing satellites took images of more than 20 million square kilometers of territories. The images were provided to the state agencies on gracious basis, noted in a press release.
The practical interaction of the company with government agencies of the country was discussed in the central office of JSC "national company "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary" at a meeting of representatives of the state bodies of Kazakhstan, which was held by the Vice-Minister of defense and space industry Marat Nurguzhin.
Within two years company experts have been consulting government agencies on the use of products and services of ERS SS. 150 representatives of 13 government agencies were trained during 2016, 12 agreements were signed on free provision of SS ERS data, said the President of JSC "national company "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary" Ergazy Nurgaliyev. "As a matter of fact, all state agencies interested in our services, have learned to use products of space monitoring. The first stage of adaptation is complete, now it comes to the stage of practical use of ERS SS, users will have to pay for satellite images", - he stressed.
To monetize the services of remote sensing data - this task was set today for the JSC "national company "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary" by first Deputy Prime Minister, Askar Mamin, Vice-Minister of MOAP M. Nurguzhin noted. "For this to be done, companies need to intensify work on the commercialization of ERS SS services and products, with an emphasis on improving the quality of satellite images, the possibility of entering foreign markets, and as a result, making a profit," he said.