The Project «Creation of the Assembly and Testing Complex of the Engineering and Design Office of Space Technology» (ATC)

Mission of the project - The creation of modern hi-tech enterprise that is capable to realize actual tasks in designing and manufacturing of space vehicles.

Characteristics of Space Crafts (SC) which are planned to be assembled and tested in ATC SC:

  • Mass range of SC: from 100 kg to 6 tons.
  • Mission: various purpose spacecrafts including communication, broadcasting and Earth remote sensing.

The realization of the ATC Project is planned in the scope of the to-be-created Joint Venture between Kazakhstan and France with the Strategic partner, EADS Astrium (hereinafter - JV).

Production units of the JV will include:

  • Assembly and testing complex that provides full cycle of works in assembly and testing of space crafts;
  • Design office that provides conducting of all research and development works;
  • Production divisions for manufacturing of individual components of space crafts.

The creation of the ATC is aimed to meet the following challenges:

  • Development and strengthening of international contacts and cooperation in the field of space vehicles manufacturing;
  • Development of Kazakhstan’s technological, scientific and industrial potential and the improvement of educational level in the country;
  • Transfer of contemporary space technologies;
  • Integration of Kazakhstan into world space community by participation in various international projects and undertakings.

The enterprise for designing and manufacturing of space vehicles will be located in the city of Astana in the form of joint venture with participation of the foreign partner.


Based on realization of the ATC SC project in Kazakhstan, the first in CIS high-tech enterprise for assembly and testing will be created.
The enterprise will be oriented on execution of orders for domestic spacecrafts as well as on international orders.

Time-frame for the realization of the projec:

  • Beginning of construction of the ATC SC is planed on 2010.
  • Commissioning of the ATC SC - 2012.

Current Situation:

  • Municipality of Astana city granted land site for construction of the ATC SC where engineering-geodetic (topographic surveying) and engineering-geological researches were held
  • The contract with EADS Astrium for execution of general (preliminary) design of the ATC SC was signed.
  • The contract with the Kazakhstan company "VL" LLP for execution of design and survey works was signed.
The Project «Creation of the Earth Remote Sensing Space System of the Republic of Kazakhstan»
more info
The Project «Creation of the Ground based Infrastructure of High-accuracy Satellite Navigation System»
more info
The Project «Creation of the Assembly and Testing Complex of the Engineering and Design Office of Space Technology» (ATC)
more info
TK 66
The Technical Committee of Standardization
more info
Space days in Kazakhstan
International seminar “Space days in Kazakhstan”, which is organized by JSC “NC “Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary” is devoted to the creation and operation of the Earth remote sensing space system of the Republic of Kazakhstan (ERS SS RK). The objective of the seminar: exchange of experience with the world leaders in ERS systems, informing of large public about possibility to apply products and services of ERS SS and HSNS of the Republic of Kazakhstan to solve industry problems of the economy of Kazakhstan.
more info