Airbus D&S and Ғalam LLP develop fabrication of spacecraft solar sensors
ASTANA. KAZINFORM - The French company Airbus Defence and Space and Ғalam LLP have been introducing the solar sensor fabrication technology for space vehicles in Kazakhstan. This has been announced by Zhumatai Salimov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSC National Agency for Technological Development at a press conference at CCS (Central Communication Service) today.
“Under the grant for technology transfer the joint project of Ғalam LLP and French company Airbus Defence and Space on introduction of solar sensor technology for spacecraft was backed. Today, we already have orders for EUR 60 mln. for such sensors from the EU. The Republic of Korea also has a direct interest. Specifications of the sensors are as good as the similar products of Britain, Russia, the United States, the Netherlands", - he said.
Ғalam LLP was established in 2009, the National Company Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary and French company EADS Astrium with a share of the authorized capital of 72.5% and 27.5%, respectively.
As Zhumatai Salimov noted, one of the main tools to support and promote the projects are innovation grants. During the implementation of the grant program in 2015 there has been received a record number of applications - 462. Of this number, on the basis of an expert opinion, 51 projects have been backed worth a total of 1 billion 632 million tenge. The remaining applications are under consideration.