Belarus to launch second earth sensing satellite in 2023

12.04.2019

Today is the Cosmonautics Day. 58 years ago, Yuri Gagarin aboard the Vostok-1 spacecraft for the first time ever flew around the Earth. Since then, more than 30 countries have mastered space flights. 7 years ago Belarus put itself on that list. For global recognition of this scale, we need our own space program, cosmonauts and, most importantly, a satellite. Russian and Belarusian scientists are currently working on the second earth sensing satellite for our country. This year they plan to complete the drafts, and are to start designing next year. The launch is scheduled for 2023. Its optics will allow capturing objects from space measuring 35 millimeters across. In addition, the satellite will record HD video.

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