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Results of the two-day international forum held in Astana

The international forum "Kazakhstan's way to space: realities and prospects - 2017", dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the launch of The first artificial earth satellite, which was held on October 19-20 this year, ends its work in Astana.

The Forum was organized by the Ministry of defense and aerospace industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The main purpose of the event was to exchange experience in using the results of space activities to solve the problems of economic sectors, review the results of space activities over the past decade, as well as discuss the prospects for the development of the space industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

We remind that the annual Seminar "days of space in Kazakhstan", which started four years ago, has transformed into an international forum in 2017 with expanding the boundaries of its participants and considering large-scale tasks.

More than 500 representatives of space agencies and government agencies, well-known scientists, specialists of the world's leading companies in the field of space technologies from more than 20 countries (France, Russia, great Britain, Ukraine, Belarus, China, the UAE, Korea, etc.) attended this year's event.

The forum was attended by the leadership of MOAP RK, deputies of Senate and Majilis of Parliament of Kazakhstan, the astronauts of the Republic of Kazakhstan, representatives of embassies of the foreign States (France, Italy, etc.) in Kazakhstan, strategic partners MOAP RK (the state Corporation in the field of space activities "Roscosmos" company "Airbus Defence and Space"), domestic and foreign space organizations (FSUE "Khrunichev them. M. V. Khrunichev", JSC "ISS them. M. F. Reshetnev", "Leica Geosystems, SatrecInitiative", "Eutelsat", etc.) and many others.

On the sidelines of the event, an Agreement was signed between the Republican center of space communication ACC MOAP RK and JSC "ISS them. M. F. Reshetnev" (Russia) on interaction in questions of frequency resource in the orbital position of 86.5 degrees East longitude within the operation space satellite "KazSat - 2".
A Memorandum of cooperation on the construction of the 2nd stage of the National space center in Astana was signed by the heads of JSC " NC " Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary "and"King Development" LLP(Malaysia).

A special feature of the current International forum is the holding of the scientific conference " Fesenkov readings on the theme: "Space science in Kazakhstan: state and prospects", which was held for the first time in Astana.

Within the framework of the conference, scientific and practical seminars were held on the development of methods for monitoring and research of astrophysical objects of far and near space based on modern information technologies; solar-terrestrial physics and geodynamics; instruments and hardware and software of space technology and technologies; topical issues of aerospace materials science in Kazakhstan; Earth research using methods of space monitoring and geoinformation technologies.
In addition, on the second day of the forum, 2 breakout sessions were held on the following topics: "Prospects for the development of space technologies and attracting investment in the space activities of the Republic of Kazakhstan" and "Improving the environmental safety of the Baikonur cosmodrome."

I would also like to note the holding of master classes on the effective use of remote sensing data and SVSN.

Along with conducting scientific and practical events, today in the framework of the forum, as well as in honor of the 60th anniversary of the flight of The first artificial earth satellite, the opening ceremony of the bust of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to fly into space, was held at the National space center in Astana with the support of the international charity Fund "Dialogue of cultures-One world".

The event was attended by the Minister of defence and aerospace industry of Kazakhstan Beibut Atamkulov, pilot-cosmonaut of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Halyk Kaharmany, the Hero of Russia, Deputy of the Senate of Parliament of Kazakhstan Talgat Musabayev, the leadership of the  national company "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary" and other subordinate enterprises of the ACC MOAP RK Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Kazakhstan Mikhail Bocharnikov, the head of the representative office of the International charitable public Fund "Dialogue of cultures – United world" in Kazakhstan Irina Ilyaschenko.

Opening the ceremony, the President of JSC "NC "Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary" Yergazy Nurgaliyev welcomed all the guests and thanked the initiators of the installation of the bust - the public Fund "Dialogue of cultures-United world".

"In July of this year, representatives of the Fund addressed the Ministry of defense and aerospace industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan with a request to open a bust of cosmonaut Yu.Gagarin in Astana. On behalf of Beibut Bakirovich, this request was considered and implemented as soon as possible. In September 2017, the Foundation and JSC "NC "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary" signed an Agreement on the free transfer of the sculpture composition, and decided to install the monument in the building of the National space center.& nbsp; & nbsp; We sincerely thank our Russian friends!",- said E. Nurgaliev.

The monument, installed in the National space center, became 41 busts of the charity Fund "Dialogue of cultures-One world", dedicated to the first cosmonaut of the Earth, which was donated to the peoples of the world. 

At the end of the ceremony, participants of the event laid flowers at the bust of Yuri Gagarin.

As a result of the International forum "Kazakhstan's way to space: realities and prospects - 2017", the final Resolution of the forum was signed.

The next event of this format will be held in Astana as part of the V International exhibition of weapons and military equipment "KADEX-2018". 

Ministry of defense and aerospace industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan