Kazakh space agency seeks extra funding for new Baikonur launch pad

December 7, 2010 at 10:20 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

Source – RIA Novosti:

Kazakh space agency seeks extra funding for new Baikonur launch pad
10:44 06/12/2010
© RIA Novosti. Oleg Urusov

Kazakhstan’s national space agency, Kazcosmos, has requested more funding for the joint Russian-Kazakh project to build a new launch pad at the Baikonur space center.

In late December 2004, Russia and Kazakhstan signed the deal to build a new launch pad, named Baiterek, to send into space Angara carrier rockets capable of delivering 26 metric tons of payload to low-Earth orbits. The project is being implemented on a parity basis.

“Today a problem emerged in implementing this project – we have trouble with repaying a budgeting loan, the grace period of which expired in November,” the agency’s chief, Talgat Musabayev, told Prime Minister Karim Masimov. . . . [Full Story]

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