ASTANA. KAZINFORM - The Joint Stock Company «National Company «Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary» has been celebrating a landmark date. Eight years ago, on July 3, 2010, a memorial sign was opened in honor of the construction of the National Space Center (NSC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the correspondent of MIA Kazinform reports.
Ex-Prime Minister Karim Massimov, State Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Employment of France Anne-Marie Idrac, Chairman of the National Space Agency Talgat Mussabayev, Head of the French company EADS Astrium Francois Auque took parts in the solemn ceremony8 years ago.
8 years later, on July 2, 2018, the largest object of Kazakhstan's space infrastructure was visited by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nazarbayev N.A.
This visit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the NSC is of exceptional importance for Kazakhstan's space activities, as the beginning of the decision on the strategic partnership of Kazakhstan and France in the space industry was laid by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in June, 2008.
Over the past decade, Kazakhstan and France have successfully implemented a large-scale Project on creation of the Earth remote sensing space system (ERS SS) of the RK. Kazakhstan specialists successfully exploit the ERS SS consisting of two ERS satellites and ground control complex for the fourth year.
The construction of a unique «Creation of the Assembly, Integration and Testing Complex of Spacecrafts» (AITC SC), which is a «heart» of the National Space Center is coming to an end. Commissioning of the AITC SC, which will design, assemble and test spacecrafts for various purposes is scheduled for the end of 2018. The Kazakh-French JV - «Ghalam» LLP established in 2010 is operating the complex and promoting the services for the production of spacecrafts.
On the eve of the Capital Day, there was an open-air museum - a gift of the Kyzylorda Region for the 20th anniversary of Astana at the National Space Center (NSC).
Also in honor of the 20th anniversary of Astana and on the 8th anniversary of the establishment of the NSC, the strategic partner of the JSC «NC «Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary» - the French Company Airbus Defense & Space held a presentation of the exhibition pavilion "Between Heaven and Earth" of the space town of Toulouse.
Two thematic exhibitions «Comets - the progenitors of the planetary systems» and «Water: the view from above» will be offered to the attention of residents and guests of the capital from July 4 to September 23, 2018 in the pavilion «Cosmos» on the territory of the JSC «NC «Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary».